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Defeating Land Designations

New information added on August 30, 2001

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See Also
See Also

Biosphere Reserves and World Heritage Sites

Heritage Rivers and Areas - National

Reaching Your Representative

Defeating Zoning and Building Codes - New York

Additional Helpful Organizations
Additional Helpful
Organizations

Chuck Cushman: Feared by the National Park Service, Chuck Cushman travels around the country to help local citizens groups organize effectively.
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Websites

U.S. House of Representatives www.house.gov

U.S. Senate
www.senate.gov

Library of Congress (for on-line versions of Congressional Record, the Declaration of Independence, Constitution, etc.)
http://thomas.loc.gov

Essential Books & Publications
Essential Books
& Publications

Saul Alinsky, Rules for Radicals (latest ed. Random House, New York, 1971). After two generations. Alinksy's book is still considered the pinnacle of insight and advice for grassroots organizing.

Ron Arnold, Undue Influence (Free Enterprise Press, Bellevue, Washington, 1999). Arnold reveals how the wealthy foundations, grant-driven environmental groups, and zealous bureaucrats are working to dismantle roads, dams, logging, mining, ranching, farming, and fishing.

Wisconsin Citizens Organize to Remove Baraboo National Natural Landmark

 

In-Depth Information

  • Carol W. LaGrasseA Wake-Up Call—Organizing for Success, Proceedings of the Fifth Annual New York Conference on Private Property Rights, edited by Carol W. LaGrasse, Property Rights Foundation of America, Inc.
    National leaders and experts reveal essentials about reaching your representative, exposing government to the light of day, effective media work, web outreach, cable television, the successful newsletter, keeping a group together, building coalitions, and fund-raising—all in the context of defending freedom.
  • "Defeating Land Designations" - Carol W. LaGrasse, PRFA, October 16, 2000
    Using National Park Service proposal as an example, outlines essential strategies applicable to all national land designations, including Demanding to Know Bounds, Publicity, Washington Trips, Letters to the Editor, Letters to Congress, Notices to Property Owners, The Rally, and more.

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