Letter: State Parks Foundation says budget committee may vote on parks Monday

By on Fri, June 12, 2009

What follows is a letter from the California State Parks Foundation.

June 12, 2009 5:58:18 PM PDT

Dear Friends,
As you know, the Budget Conference Committee took up the issue of the state parks budget on Thursday, June 11, but did not take action and held the item "open" until next week.  At this time, we believe they will be revisiting the issue and possibly taking the item up for a vote on Monday.
WE NEED YOUR HELP!  Please send a message to the budget conference committee members, urging them to take actions to provide funding that will save our state parks.  I realize this is crunch time, and late notice, but hope you can help contact the Conference Committee members.  Please visit http://ga3.org/campaign/budget_june09 to send a message directly to all conference committee members, and spread the word to your members, networks, and friends.  
To keep the drumbeat of action going, the SOS campaign (along with the help of many organizations throughout the state) is also hosting the SOS Weekend of Action, next weekend, June 20-21.  Please check out our web site athttp://www.calparks.org/takeaction/sos-weekend.html for information about park events in your area or ways to get involved online.  If you’re hosting an event that you’d like included on our site, please email the information and we’ll post it up on our site.
Thank you for your continued hard work and participation with the Save Our State Parks campaign.  
Traci Verardo-Torres
Vice President, Government Affairs
California State Parks Foundation