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CARA ALERT

Discussion in 'Land Use' started by mudfanatic, Apr 19, 2001.

  1. mudfanatic

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    Subject: ****CARA ALERT -- Call Your Congressman!!


    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 ALERT -- Call Your Congressman!!


    STOP THE CONDEMNATION AND RELOCATION ACT - CARA!!!


    WHAT YOU SHOULD DO IMMEDIATELY!!


    CALL YOUR CONGRESSMAN and both Senators at the Capitol Switchboard at (202) 224-3121 to oppose CARA. There is a temporary FREE NUMBER of (800) 648-3516. URGE THEM TO VOTE NO on CARA. NO massive trust fund!
    NO land grabs!

    YOUR CONGRESSMAN WILL BE HOME FOR TWO WEEKS OVER EASTER BREAK----- Many of them will hold town meetings to meet with you. It is very important that you call their office to find out where they will be. Call their office in Washington, DC or their local office. Get their schedule.

    Plan to ATTEND ANY TOWN MEETINGS close to you. Call at least
    five friends to urge them to attend as well. You must make your Congressman confront the CARA Land Grab

    WRITE YOUR CONGRESSMAN A SHORT LETTER opposing CARA. He won't receive it until after Easter so you still need to call and attend a town meeting. But the letter is very important. Below are listed a number of reasons to oppose CARA. Pick out a few that you feel comfortable with, put them in your own words, and send the letter. Don't put this off. You can send the same letter to your Senators.

    You must let YOUR CONGRESSMAN know you oppose CARA. Nearly 100 Congressmen have signed on as Co-sponsors of CARA, most of them Democrats. But a lot of Republicans have signed on too. When you call, ask if your Congressman is a co-sponsor.

    When you call, be sure to tell whoever answers the phone that YOU OPPOSE CARA, PERIOD!!

    You successfully fought off an attempt to push CARA on the Senate side in
    the Budget last week. Your calls and faxes do work.

    HERE'S WHY YOU MUST OPPOSE CARA

    -----CARA (HR-701) , the Conservation and Reinvestment will provide over $45 billion dollars over 15 years in a guaranteed trust fund, most of it
    for land acquisition. This is virtually the same bill you fought off last year;

    -----The real name for CARA should be THE CONDEMNATION AND RELOCATION ACT for that is what it really does;

    -----CARA sets aside $3 billion per year that does not have to compete in
    Congress for funds in the appropriations process with medical care,
    education, defense or any other social need. Why should land acquisition
    and condemnation of private land get a higher priority than the military?
    MAKE CARA COMPETE - NO TRUST FUND;

    -----Government agents and appraisers get well OVER ONE BILLION DOLLARS PER YEAR TO CONDEMN PRIVATE PROPERTY. No one is safe. Eminent Domain will be rampant;

    -----Environmental law firms receive grant money so they can sue YOU into
    bankruptcy;

    -----Extremists gain $60 million dollars per year to train an ARMY of
    investigators who will trespass on your land to LOCATE AND POLICE
    ENDANGERED SPECIES;

    -----ANIMAL RIGHTS ACTIVISTS clamor for - you guessed it - money money money - to reintroduce wolves that kill livestock and run cattle
    ranchers, farmers, inholders and landowners off their land;

    -----CARA would provide billions of dollars over fifteen years for
    government agents to condemn private property and then turn it into
    wilderness - no access, no people;

    -----CARA funds SHUTTING DOWN RECREATIONAL AND COMMERCIAL ACCESS to the federal lands by making more lands available for more wilderness designations like President Clinton has done;

    -----"Non-government organizations" (NGOs) win funding to draw up UNITED NATIONS Biosphere Reserves, override national sovereignty and eliminate private property rights;

    -----CARA will fund new UN Biosphere Reserves and UN World Heritage
    Sites;

    -----Lands cut off by Forest Service Roadless Rule will become targets
    for CARA as well;

    -----CARA helps make more LANDS OFF-LIMITS TO ENERGY EXPLORATION AND DEVELOPMENT;

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

    -----Green groups will seek to designate hundreds of areas of private
    land as new Federal areas;

    -----Much of the MONEY WILL GO TO THE NATURE CONSERVANCY and other giant green land trusts;

    -----HUNTERS AND SPORTSMEN WILL LOSE ACCESS to acquired lands;

    -----Inholder families are specifically targeted in the new bills;

    -----Hundreds of small communities in existing Federal areas will be
    wiped off the map;

    -----Land acquisition has always been used as a WEAPON TO REGULATE AND CONTROL PRIVATE LANDOWNERS;

    -----LAND ACQUISITION DRIVES AWAY EMPLOYERS The community and its future are left in doubt;

    -----CARA (HR.701) will make it more difficult to build homes and
    businesses in rural areas;

    -----NO PRIVATE PROPERTY WILL BE SAFE with these funds available.
    FARMERS WILL BE ESPECIALLY HARD HIT;

    -----The Federal agencies should take care of what they have before
    buying more land;

    -----Billions of dollars of private land will be TAKEN OFF THE TAX ROLLS forcing local taxes up;

    -----Congressional Appropriations Committee estimates the FEDERAL
    AGENCIES ARE $12 BILLION BEHIND IN DEFERRED MAINTENANCE. Any money should go for maintenance, not land acquisition; and

    -----There should be no net loss of private land in America.

    Don't let your Senators or Congressman think you have let down on
    CARA. You must rise up quickly to let them know in no uncertain terms
    that land acquisition is bad, PERIOD!

    Don't think someone else will do it. You must do your part.



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