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Join Date: Mar 2001
Member # 3734
Location: Simi Valley, CA.
Oppose the Recreation Fee Demo Program
> Below are (1) a new action alert opportunity to oppose the Recreation Fee
> Demo Program, (2) a sample letter to DC, and (3) a thank you to you, the
> distributors of this e-maiL!
> ACTION ALERT
> PUBLIC HEARINGS IN DC *
> PLEASE WRITE TO OPPOSE FOREST FEES!
> (mail by Mon. May 28th, from West Coast, by May 29th from elsewhere.)
> The House Resources Committee is holding a public hearing on Recreational
> Access to Public Lands, on
> May 23rd. Itıs a vital opportunity to let the Resources Committee know
> about your opposition to the Recreation Fee Demo Program. The public record
> deadline for your written comments to reach DC is Friday, June 1st. The
> Resources Committee hasnıt had any public hearings on Fee Demo or related
> topics since Feb 1998. The chairman, James Hansen (R-Utah) is known to
> favor Fee Demo, so your letters are more important than ever! As usual, a
> brief handwritten letter is best.
> ADDRESS YOUR LETTER TO: Congressman James Hansen, Chairman, House
> Resources Committee,
> Attention Nancy Laheeb, 1324 Longworth, Washington DC 20515.
> WHAT TO WRITE:
> . State your opposition to Fee Demo in National Forests and ask in the first
> sentence or two that youıd like your letter to be part of the record for the
> public hearing on Recreation Access to Public Lands, held on May 23rd.
> . Ask that the Resources Committee support canceling forest fees this year.
> . State that Congress needs to allocate funding back to shrinking Forest
> Service recreation budgets, in a time of surplus.
> THANK YOU for writing once again to ask Congress to cancel forest fees. Our
> letters are adding up to where legislators in DC can no longer deny how
> controversial Fee Demo is.
> SAMPLE LETTER
> Dear Chairman James Hansen,
> Iım strongly opposed to the Fee Demo program on our National Forests.
> Please include this letter in the public record for the hearing on
> Recreational Access to Public Lands, held on May 23rd.
> Recreational access to National Forests should be provided for by tax dollar
> funding, not Fee Demo.
> While thereıs a budget surplus, Congress must return adequate funding to
> Forest Service recreation budgets, to maintain our National Forests without
> widely-unpopular user fees.
> Thank you,
> Yours sincerely,
> (Please print your name and address very clearly!)
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> THANK YOU - to all of you who continue to write to DC whenever we need to
> show our legislators how controversial and unpopular Fee Demo is with the
> American public across the nation. As a very grassroots effort, this
> campaign depends tremendously on those who feel strongly enough about forest
> fees to keep on writing letters and to keep on motivating others to do so,
> as well! We thank you all!
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