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GREAT AMERICAN STOP CARA-LANDS LEGACY CALL-IN TO

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    GREAT AMERICAN STOP CARA-LANDS LEGACY CALL-IN TO
    CONGRESSBEGINS MONDAY

    Please distribute
    Adena

    Keep Private Lands in Private Hands Coalition
    Headquarters: PO Box 423 - Battle Ground WA 98604
    Phone: 360-687-2471 - Fax: 360-687-2973 - Email: <alra@pacifier.com>
    Legislative Office: 508 First Street SE - Washington DC 20003
    Phone: 202-251-3473 - Fax: 202-543-7126 - Email: hardimanmike@aol.com
    Website: http://www.landrights.org

    See below for a list of National Members of the KPLPH Coalition.



    GREAT AMERICAN STOP CARA-LANDS LEGACY CALL-IN TO CONGRESS BEGINS MONDAY

    CARA-Lands Legacy ($3 billion land acquisition trust fund) proponents will
    be
    in Washington, DC for a big rally and Congressional visits running Tuesday
    February 29, Wednesday, March 1st and Thursday, March 2nd. They'll be
    pushing your Congressman and Senator to pass CARA-Lands Legacy before
    Earthday.

    That means they want to condemn your land and end multiple-use of Federal
    lands by creating a trust fund with billions of dollars of your money.
    They
    will be holding a rally on the Capitol steps Wednesday, March 1st and
    visiting
    your Congressman and Senators all week.

    WHY SHOULD YOU JOIN THE HUNDREDS OF GROUPS SUPPORTING THE STOP CARA
    CALL-IN
    TO CONGRESS? Private property and Federal land use advocates must blunt
    this
    naked attempt to intimidate Congress. Your Congressman and both Senators
    must
    receive phone calls from you beginning Monday, February 28th and at least
    once
    each day through Thursday, March 2nd.

    If you like the President's new monuments, then don't call. If you like how
    the Endangered Species Act imposes controls on private land and Federal
    land,
    then don't call. If you want more United Nations land use controls, then
    sit
    back and let these giant green groups, state and Federal land acquisition
    agencies have their way with you.

    If you want to make a difference, you'll call starting Monday and you'll get
    everyone you know to call too.

    ARE YOU UNSURE ABOUT HOW CARA-LANDS LEGACY AFFECTS YOU -- READ THIS. At the
    end of this message you will learn how CARA will fund more Forest Service
    Roadless areas, new national monuments, more United Nations land use
    controls,
    new national parks, more Wild and Scenic rivers, more endangered species,
    new
    historic and national trails, more wetlands and Forest Service Watershed
    land
    use controls, massive new BLM and FS ecosystem management areas, new
    wildlife
    refuges, and more land use control easements while reducing farming,
    grazing,
    logging, mining, hunting, fishing and family recreation.

    SOME REPUBLICANS ARE SEEKING TO "OUT GREEN" THE DEMOCRATS BY PASSING
    CARA-LANDS LEGACY (HR-701) IN EARLY APRIL BEFORE EARTHDAY

    "Will the Republican leadership capitulate to Bill Clinton and provide him
    with a legacy while fulfilling one of Al Gore's campaign promises?"

    The Clinton-Gore land acquisition legacy bill is moving through Congress
    under
    the name Conservation and Reinvestment Act, or CARA. It is bill number HR
    701
    in the House, and S 25 in the Senate. CARA would commit nearly $45 billion
    over 15 years, most of it available for land acquisition.

    There is a rush to get CARA-Lands Legacy passed before you have time to get
    organized. CARA is by far the greatest threat to private property and
    Federal
    land use since the Endangered Species Act. It is vital that every
    Congressman hears from you as much as possible next week.

    Join the Great American Stop CARA-Lands Legacy Call-in to Congress starting
    Monday. It is a massive grassroots call-in to Congress by all private land
    and multiple-use advocates beginning Monday, February 28th and running
    through
    Thursday, March 2nd. Here is what you can do:

    1. Call your Congressman and both Senators once a day beginning Monday at
    the
    Capitol Switchboard (202-224-3121) (202-225-3121). Please call at least

    once a day. If you can't, make sure someone else makes a call to replace
    you. To be successful, you do need to take responsibility to make sure
    that
    a call from someone you know goes in every day to your Congressman and both
    Senators to oppose CARA-Lands Legacy, the Conservation and Reinvestment Act
    (HR 701 and S 25).

    2. When you call, ask for the office of your Congressman or Senators. Then
    ask for the staff person that handles CARA-Lands Legacy. If your
    Congressman
    or Senators are co-sponsors (if you don't know, just ask) let them know they
    are acting against private property owners and threatening the future of
    rural
    America and frankly, the Republican Party. By providing billions of
    dollars
    for Federal and state land acquisition, CARA-Lands Legacy will drive rural
    property owners, farmers, ranchers, miners, loggers and other rural
    Americans
    into the cities and toward the Democratic party and Al Gore.

    3. If your Congressman or Senators are NOT co-sponsors of CARA, thank them
    and let them know how much you appreciate their support for private property
    owners and multiple-use of Federal lands.

    4. Ask that your Congressman certify to you in writing that he has
    personally
    read HR-701 (CARA) as passed in the House Resources Committee. It is hard
    to
    imagine how any self- respecting Republican who cares about property rights
    could move forward supporting all the conditions George Miller and the
    Democrats forced into the bill to get CARA-Lands Legacy passed out of
    Committee. It is likely most of these congressmen did not read the bill.

    5. Call or fax the Speaker of the House, Dennis Hastert (R-IL), to urge the
    Republicans to hold their ground and not give in to Democrat blackmail.
    Phone: (202) 225-2976 or FAX (202) 225-0697 or the Speakers Office at (202)
    225-0600 or FAX (202) 225-7733. Ask him and other House leaders if they are
    going to enhance Clinton's Legacy and help get Gore elected by bringing
    CARA-Lands Legacy to a vote.

    6. Call or fax Majority Leader, Dick Armey (R-TX), at (202) 225-4000 or FAX
    (202) 226-8100.

    7. Call or fax Majority Whip, Tom DeLay (R-TX), at (202) 225-0197, FAX 202)
    225-5117.

    8. Send a copy of this message to at least five other people, your whole
    list
    if possible.

    9. Print out this E-mail and hand it out to your friends, neighbors,
    employees and others. Give it to anyone who may be willing to call Congress
    to stop CARA-Lands Legacy.

    10. Call any organizations you are a member of to urge them to join the CARA
    Call-in.

    CARA-LANDS LEGACY WILL PAY FOR AND CREATE AN INCENTIVE FOR MORE OF EACH OF
    THE
    FOLLOWING:

    All of the Clinton-Gore GREEN driven initiatives and policy making that we
    have been nailed with during the last several years?

    CARA EQUALS ROADLESS AREAS -- Closing roads cuts off access to private land
    as
    well as Federal land. By limiting or eliminating the use of roads in 60,000
    acres, the adjacent private lands can be reduced in value. That's a major
    reason why there is so much pressure by the Democrats to pass CARA-Lands
    Legacy. It gives the Feds the money to buy the land cheaply at prices
    forced
    down by lack of access. Local communities lose money and taxes as tourism
    dries up with the road closures. Hunting, fishing and family recreation
    will
    be sharply reduced.

    But, CARA will be there! To buy those surrounding lands for "protection"
    and
    to buy easements for roads to the small parts of the forests that remain.
    It
    in effect creates new regulation of private land because the Federal
    agencies
    use the threat of condemnation to prevent landowners from using their
    property.

    CARA ENHANCES CLINTON-GORE MONUMENTS - These newly restricted Federal areas
    have all kinds of private land, mining claims, and oil reserves inside.
    CARA-Lands Legacy gives the Clinton-Gore gang the money to buy those assets
    at
    what are often sharply reduced prices after locking them up and throwing
    away
    the key. By buying mining properties and oil assets before they are

    developed, local communities are strangled with lost jobs, taxes and
    economic
    opportunity.

    Over 4 million more acres of Bureau of Land Management lands were identified
    just last week for dedication as new national monuments. Countless more
    lands
    on national forests, national parks and other Federal lands are being
    considered under the Antiquities Act. This is the first flurry of the use
    of
    Presidential Monument designation in our HISTORY! The Administration is in a
    hurry.

    But, CARA will be there! To buy, through easements, land acquisition and
    condemnation, whatever is then needed for buffer zones around these
    monuments.

    CARA FINANCES ENDANGERED SPECIES UNDER THE ENDANGERED SPECIES ACT --
    Farmers,
    ranchers, landowners, inholders, miners, loggers, hunters, fishermen and
    many
    others are negatively impacted by the Endangered Species Act and the massive
    land use controls. CARA-Lands Legacy actually creates an incentive for the
    GREENS to find more endangered species to use as a vehicle to place more
    land
    use controls thereby feeding a viscious cycle of increased regulation and
    lost
    property rights.

    Without funding, the US Fish and Wildlife Service has done quite a job of
    imposing irrational and unscientifically based species recovery plans all
    over
    our Nation. As private and rational thinking people, we have been spared
    being offered funding from them to implement their ill-conceived plans on
    private lands.

    But, CARA will be there! To buy, through funding conservation habitat
    planning on private lands and acquisition of conservation easements on
    private
    lands! Gradually the local tax base will disappear. Communities will
    shrivel
    up.

    CARA EQUALS UNITED NATIONS LAND USE CONTROLS - New Biosphere Reserves and
    World Heritage Sites are encouraged by CARA grants to non-governmental
    organizations like the Nature Conservancy and many environmental groups.

    CARA FUNDS NEW WILDLIFE REFUGES - Because the Fish and Wildlife Service is
    the
    only agency that can set up Federally designated areas WITHOUT CONGRESSIONAL
    AUTHORIZATION, the only thing they need is money.

    CARA-Lands Legacy will provide hundreds of millions of dollars to this heavy
    handed Federal agency to create new refuges anywhere they want. Right now
    the
    FWS is taking tens of thousands of acres of prime farmland out of production
    with new refuges all over the country. All of this without Congressional
    oversight.

    CARA FUNDS ECOSYSTEM MANAGEMENT AND WATERSHED LAND USE CONTROLS. The
    Clinton/
    Babbitt/ Gore mission of managing all remaining public lands under one
    "unified" and "ecological sustainability" umbrella or set of guidelines
    cannot
    be understood or managed by land management personnel. They replace
    existing
    multiple-use requirements that are currently the law. Under the guise of
    the
    Clean Water Action Plan, the Clinton/ Babbitt/ Glickman/ Gore mission to put
    the EPA, Forest Service, BLM, Department of Defense, Tennessee Valley
    Authority and the Army Corps of Engineers under one planning manual? is NOT
    about CLEAN WATER! It is about land use control and undermining current
    management.

    But, CARA will be there! To buy, corridors, riparian restrictions, habitat
    conservation areas and conservation easements on PRIVATE property. CARA
    will
    fund the State Game and Fish Agencies, State Department of Environmental
    Quality Agencies and the State Departments of Agriculture to get this piece
    of
    the land grab done!

    YOUR property rights will be at the greatest risk they have EVER been in our
    Nation's history! This MEANS water rights, access rights, use of land
    rights?CARA funds LOCAL versions of the US Fish and Wildlife Service, EPA
    and
    the Forest Service?this is a sell out of your rights at the county and State
    level through incentive based plans from the Federal government!

    THIS is why YOU MUST ACT NOW!!!! This reeks of buying off the States and
    counties? ASK YOUR CONGRESSIONAL DELEGATION TO JUST SAY NO!!!!!

    DON'T FAIL TO DO YOUR PART-JOIN THE GREAT AMERICAN STOP CARA-LANDS LEGACY

    CALL-IN TO CONGRESS STARTING MONDAY, February 28th.

    CARA IS EASILY AS THREATENING TO YOU AS THE ENDANGERED SPECIES ACT. YOU CAN
    KILL THIS SNAKE BEFORE IT GETS OUT. ALL OF RURAL AMERICA, PRIVATE PROPERTY
    AND FEDERAL LAND USE IS AT STAKE.

    NATIONAL ORGANIZATIONS that are members of the Keep Private Lands In Private
    Hands Coalition are:

    Alliance for America
    American Agriculture Movement
    American Agri-Women
    American Land Rights Association
    Blue Ribbon Coalition
    Citizens Equal Rights Alliance
    CFACT - Communities for a Constructive Tomorrow
    Competitive Enterprise Institute
    Defenders of Property Rights
    Federation of Metal Detectors and Archaeologists
    Frontiers of Freedom
    Grassroots Endangered Species Act Coalition
    Independent Forest Products Association
    National Association of Mining Districts
    National Association of Reversionary Property Owners
    National Inholders Association
    National Legal and Policy Center
    Small Property Owners Association
    WIFE - Women in Farm Economics

    NATIONAL FISCAL RESPONSIBILITY ORGANIZATIONS

    American Policy Center
    Americans for Tax Reform
    Center for the Defense of Free Enterprise
    Citizens for a Sound Economy
    National Tax Limitation Committee
    National Taxpayers Union
    United States Taxpayers Alliance

    A full list is available including many regional and local groups.

    FAX or E-Mail THIS COUPON IMMEDIATELY TO
    (360) 687-2973 or alra@pacifier.com

    KEEP PRIVATE LANDS IN PRIVATE HANDS COALITION CONFIRMATION FORM

    [ ] YES, I oppose CARA-Lands Legacy. Keep me in(Sign me up for) the Keep
    Private Lands In Private Hands Coalition.

    [ ] YES, here's another group that should join:
    Name________________
    Phone _____________

    [ ] YES, Send me the FREE CARA-Lands Legacy Fact Kit.
    Organization/Group (if any)

    Name______________ Phone _______________Fax______________ E-Mail
    _______________

    Address ____________________ Town ___________________State ______ Zip
    ___________

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