Action Alert | Funding for CWD Management

Over 700,000 Michiganders hunt deer, providing hundreds of thousands of pounds of venison to Michigan families and supporting a $2.3 billion economic impact in our state. However, Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) threatens the future of deer hunting. CWD is an always-fatal disease affecting cervids like deer and elk through the spread of infected proteins called prions.

Though it has not been proven to affect humans, the Center for Disease Control advises against eating meat from an affected deer. In some Wisconsin counties, over 40% of bucks have CWD. In some areas of Wyoming, infected mule deer herds are predicted to be locally extinct within 40 years due to CWD. It’s not too late to stop this from happening in Michigan, though.

That is why it is imperative that the Legislature appropriate funds sufficient for the DNR and their partner agencies to conduct the surveillance and testing necessary to monitor and prevent the spread of CWD in Michigan. We are calling for a $1 million General Fund appropriation for wildlife disease management in the Michigan DNR’s Fiscal Year 2017 Budget.

Contact your legislator today and ask them to fund the fight against CWD!

This is a top funding priority of MUCC and we are asking our members to contact each legislative committee member to ask them to include this funding in the final appropriations bill. Read along for their contact information.

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Photo courtesy of Wisconsin DNR, via CWD-info.org

 

House Appropriations Committee

If you live in any of the following legislator's districts, please mention this when calling or emailing their office. If you are unsure of your Michigan House District, you can find yours here: http://www.house.mi.gov/mhrpublic/

District

Name Party Location Phone Email
59 Aaron Miller R N0993 HOB   517-373-0832        AaronMiller@house.mi.gov
79 Chairman Al Pscholka R 351 CB 517-373-1403

       AlPscholka@house.mi.gov 

73 Chris Afendoulis R N1092 HOB 517-373-0218

       ChrisAfendoulis@house.mi.gov

90

Daniela Garcia R N1194 HOB 517-373-0830

       DanielaGarcia@house.mi.gov

78 Dave Pagel R N1097 HOB 517-373-1796        DavePagel@house.mi.gov
64 Earl Poleski R N0998 HOB 517-373-1795        EarlPoleski@house.mi.gov
84 Edward Canfield R S1188 HOB 517-373-0476        EdwardCanfield@house.mi.gov
62 John Bizon R N0996 HOB 517-373-0555        DRJohnBizon@house.mi.gov
100 Jon Bumstead R S1289 HOB 517-373-7317        JonBumstead@house.mi.gov
104 Larry Inman R S1388 HOB 517-373-1766        LarryInman@house.mi.gov
19 Laura Cox R N0698 HOB 517-373-3920        LauraCox@house.mi.gov
40 Michael McCready R S0889 HOB 517-373-8670        MikeMcCready@house.mi.gov
57 Nancy Jenkins R N0991 HOB 517-373-1706        NancyJenkins@house.mi.gov
83 Paul Muxlow R S1187 HOB 517-373-0835        PaulMuxlow@house.mi.gov
102 Phil Potvin R S1386 HOB 517-373-1747        PhilPotvin@house.mi.gov
74 Rob VerHeulen R N1093 HOB 517-373-8900        RobVerHeulen@house.mi.gov
88 Roger Victory R N1192 HOB 517-373-1830        RogerVictory@house.mi.gov
94 Tim Kelly R N1198 HOB 517-373-0837        TimKelly@house.mi.gov
55 Adam Zemke D S0989 HOB 517-373-1792        AdamZemke@house.mi.gov
1 Brian Banks D S0585 HOB 517-373-0154        BrianBanks@house.mi.gov
5 Fred Durhal D S0589 HOB 517-373-0844        FredDurhal@house.mi.gov
9 Harvey Santana D S0688 HOB 517-373-6990        HarveySantana@house.mi.gov
25 Henry Yanez D S0789 HOB 517-373-2275        HenryYanez@house.mi.gov
53 Jeff Irwin D S0987 HOB 517-373-2577        JeffIrwin@house.mi.gov
60 Jon Hoadley D N0994 HOB 517-373-1785        JonHoadley@house.mi.gov
21 Kristy Pagan D S0785 HOB 517-373-2575        KristyPagan@house.mi.gov
48 Pam Faris D N0897 HOB 517-373-7557        PamFaris@house.mi.gov 
69 Sam Singh D 141 CB 517-373-1786        SamSingh@house.mi.gov
18 Sarah Roberts D N0697 HOB 517-373-1180        SarahRoberts@house.mi.gov

 

Senate Appropriations Committee

If you live in any of the following legislator's districts, please mention this when calling or emailing their office. If you are unsure of your Michigan Senate District, you can find yours here: http://www.senate.michigan.gov/fysbyaddress.html

 

District Party First Last Office Phone Email Address
35 REP Darwin  Booher 720 Farnum Bldg. (517) 373-1725        SenDBooher@senate.michigan.gov
31 REP Mike Green 805 Farnum Bldg.  (517) 373-1777        SenMGreen@senate.michigan.gov
34 REP Goeff Hansen 420 Farnum Bldg. (517) 373-1635        SenGHansen@senate.michigan.gov
29 REP David Hildenbrand S-324 Capitol Bldg. (517) 373-1801        SenDHildenbrand@senate.michigan.gov
13 REP Marty Knollenberg 520 Farnum Bldg. (517) 373-2523        No Email
28 REP Peter MacGregor 715 Farnum Bldg. (517) 373-0797        SenPMacGregor@senate.michigan.gov
12 REP Jim Marleau S-2 Capitol Bldg (517) 373-2417        jimmarleau@senate.michigan.gov
19 REP Mike  Nofs S-132 Capitol Bldg. (517) 373-2426        senmnofs@senate.michigan.gov
21 REP John Proos S-8 Capitol Bldg. (517) 373-6960        SenJProos@senate.michigan.gov
26 REP Tonya Schuitmaker 405 Farnum Bldg. (517) 373-0793        SenTSchuitmaker@senate.michigan.gov
16 REP Mike Shirkey 320 Farnum Bldg.  (517) 373-5932        SenMShirkey@senate.michigan.gov
36 REP Jim Stamas 920 Farnum Bldg. (517) 373-7946        SenJStamas@senate.michigan.gov
11 DEM Vincent  Gregory 1015 Farnum Bldg (517) 373-7888        senvgregory@senate.mi.gov
23 DEM Curtis Hertel Jr. 315 Farnum Bldg.  (517) 373-1734        senchertel@senate.mi.gov
6 DEM Hoon-Yung Hopgood 515 Farnum Bldg. (517) 373-7800        senhhopgood@senate.mi.gov
5 DEM David Knezek 610 Farnum Bldg. (517) 373-0994        sendknezek@senate.mi.gov
1 DEM Coleman  Young 410 Farnum Bldg. (517) 373-7346        sencyoung@senate.michigan.gov

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