ORGANIZING FOR SUCCESS
Proceedings of Fifth Annual New York Conference
Private Property Rights Published
Strengthening the grassroots private property rights movement
is the theme captured in the Proceedings of an electric
gathering of property rights activists held just outside the New
York State Capitol. The Proceedings of the Fifth Annual
New York Conference on Private Rights captures the addresses of
expert speakers from New York to Alaska drawing from their personal
experiences to hone the conferees' understanding of how to "Organize
The keynote address by Reginald G. Jones about "Freedom-The
Way Up From Racism and Poverty" uses humor and irony
to relate anecdotes from black American history and his own life
growing up in the South Bronx. He tells first-hand stories from
the early days of Rap music, which led musicians from local neighborhoods
to national success.
Organizing advice from top leaders in the Proceedings
- The rousing opening address "Joining
Forces and Reaching Out" by J. Zane Walley, the
nationwide property rights organizer and editor of The
Paragon Powerhouse, Lincoln, N.M.;
a Local Property Rights Group" by Barry Klein,
president of the Houston Property Rights Association, keeping
zoning out of Houston;
Your Representative" by Jeff Williams, who heads
Governmental Relations for the New York Farm Bureau;
"The Power of Information" by New Jersey author Bruce
"Fund-Raising-The Nuts and Bolts of Advocacy" by Kevin
Gentry, vice president of the Mercatus Center, George Mason
University, Arlington, Virginia;
Web-Unlimited Outreach," revealing how Ray Kreig,
a professional engineer and geologist, and Lee Ann Gerhart,
CPA, Anchorage, Alaska, battled CARA effectively;
"Keys to a Successful Newsletter," the humorous and
profound speech by Adrian R. Tiemann, Ph.D., president
of Homeowners Against Rent Kontrols (HARK), Schenectady,
"Media Success" by Michael Hardiman, Hardiman
Consulting, Washington, DC; and
"Reaching the World through Local Television and Web TV"
by Gary Edwards, owner of Edwards Production Television
in Massena, N.Y.
The Proceedings include important insights on "Quality
Organizing" by panel chair Walter H. Olsen, Sr.,
president of the litigating group of Long Island Pine Barrens
owners, Civil Property Rights Associates, Inc., and "Communicating
Your Cause" by panel chair Thomas A. Miller, the
co-founder of Allegany Citizens Rights Committee, Allegany, New
University of Maryland Prof. Robert H. Nelson's closing
Issues-The Dangers of Government Forest Management,"
is illustrative of the immense influence of his timely book,
A Burning Issue.
The Proceedings, A Wake-Up Call-Organizing for Success,
Edited by Carol W. LaGrasse (58 pp., 8-1/2x11, $10.50
plus $2.00 p&h) can be ordered from the Property Rights
Foundation of America (518) 696-5748, P.O. Box 75, Stony Creek,
NY 12878. See Publications
Tapes available. All of the speeches for the entire
Fifth Annual New York Conference on Private Property Rights are
available on audio-cassette from ACTS, Inc., toll free 1-800-642-2287.
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