MOST Dangerous Threat...CARA...PLEASE READ !!

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This issue is the MOST dangerous threat to public and private lands over the next few years.......PLEASE GET INVOLVED, send faxes and letters !! If you don't know what CARA is, page down towards the bottom for a description ..........

American Land Rights Association - Land Rights Network
PO Box 400 - Battle Ground WA 98604
Phone: 360-687-3087 - Fax: 360-687-2973 - Email: <alra@pacifier.com> -
http://www.landrights.org
Legislative Office: 508 First St SE - Washington DC 20003
Phone: 202-210-2357 - Fax: 202-543-7126 - Email: landrightsnet@aol.com


***CARA All Out Call To Action!!!***

Resources Committee Hearing June 20th

TIME IS CRITICAL!!

The House Resources Committee is set to hold a sham hearing on CARA on June
20th. They are severely limiting the witnesses opposed to CARA. They say
they know all they need to know. They don´t care what you think.

The supporters of CARA get to testify. You don´t. Your allies don´t.
This is a stacked deck hearing. Jim Hansen (R-UT) is the new Chairman of
the Resources Committee. He is locking you out. He is also a co-sponsor
of HR 701 (CARA). He voted for CARA last year. CARA is not a shining
example of Republican leadership. It is a pilfering of huge amounts of
"pork" at your expense. They want your land.

You´re in a race!!

There will likely be very little time between the hearing and the Vote by
the Committee two or three weeks later. CARA could go to the floor of
the House for a vote in late July . . . UNLESS YOU STOP IT!!! HERE´S
WHAT YOU MUST DO:

-----1. Fill out and FAX your Testimony Questionnaire to your Congressman
and the Committee. Get on the record. Make your Testimony count.

You can get a fully formatted Testimony Questionnaire by going to
http://www.landrights.org You don´t have to look for it. It is right
on the home page.. When you get it, also fax it to all the Congressmen in
your State who are on the Resources Committee.

You may call (800) 648 2516 (FREE) or (202) 225-3121 to call any
Congressman at the Capitol Switchboard. Ask for your Congressman´s office.
Then ask for the person who handles CARA (HR 701). Ask for your
Congressman´s FAX number.

-----2. When you go to http://www.landrights.org, be sure to download the
NO CARA, NO LAND GRABS POSTER. Fax that to your Congressman also. If you
are unable to download the poster or the Testimony Questionnaire, call
American Land Rights at (360) 687-3087 and leave a message with your fax
number . We´ll fax them to you.

-----3. Tell your Congressman you want FIELD HEARINGS in your state.

Why OPPOSE CARA, the Condemnation and Relocation Act (HR 701):

-----1. HR 701 now includes state AND Federal Condemnation (eminent
domain) of private land;

-----2. CARA will give $3 billion per year for 15 years, $45 billion in
total, most of to buy land and drive rural landowners out of their homes,
off their farms and into the cities;

-----3. CARA will be a Trust Fund. That means it will not have to compete
in the Congressional appropriations process with such important social
priorities as cancer research, education, or the military. CARA will get
the money first;

-----4. Hunters and sportsmen will gradually lose access to acquired
lands;

-----5. Lands cut off by Forest Service Roadless Areas and Roads Policies
will become targets as well;

-----6. All lands with Endangered Species will be targets of land
acquisition - there will be no limit;

-----7. Much of the money will go to the Nature Conservancy, Conservation
Fund and other land trusts;

-----8. Billions of dollars of private land will be taken off the tax
rolls, forcing local taxes up.


PLEASE FORWARD THIS MESSAGE TO YOUR ENTIRE LIST.
 

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Go to the ALRA site for a questionaire you can print out and fax to ALRA to get your comments on the record, quick and easy. If you have access to a copy machine MAKE COPIES and give them to EVERYONE even if they do not ride. Explain that it is not about offroading, it is about giving the Feds over $45 BILLION over 15 years with NO Congressional Oversight to use for the acquisition of private lands. The Feds can't even take care of the land they have now!!! CARA is BAD, very very BAD. Go here and just do IT:

http://www.landrights.org/


IT IS TIME TO GET INVOLVED!!
 
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