BlueRibbon Coalition BRC: Take Back Utah Land Access Rally and Parade - August 20, 2011

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    Date: 08/10/2011
    BLUERIBBON COALITION PARTNER ACTION ALERT!
    TAKE BACK UTAH LAND ACCESS RALLY AND PARADE - AUGUST 20, 2011
    Dear BRC Action Alert Subscriber,
    BRC just received an urgent message from Mike Swenson, Executive Director of the Utah Shared Access Alliance (USA-ALL), regarding the Take Back Utah Rally and Parade. One of the best opportunities for Utah's OHV community to join together in support of access and recreation is coming to the Utah State Capital on August 20, 2011.
    Take Back Utah is a grassroots effort by Utah-based groups who are committed to responsible use of and access to public lands. Their rally on August 20 is intended to send a loud and clear message to elected officials and government agencies.
    We've pasted USA-ALL's Alert below. Please make every effort to be there and to spread the word to all you know.
    As always, call or email if you have any questions or comments.
    Brian Hawthorne
    Public Lands Policy Director
    BlueRibbon Coalition
    208-237-1008 ext 102
    Take Back Utah! Parade & Rally 2011
    Dear Ric,

    We want to formally invite you to attend the 2011 Take Back Utah! Parade & Rally. The purpose of the event is to continue to draw attention to the importance of local control of public land in Utah as well as responsible access to and multiple use of that land. It also serves to unite broad based supporters under the banner of multiple use and show our government that we are united and willing to fight for our rights. The event generates considerable political capital for organizations such as USA-ALL. We then use that momentum and clout to protect access to public land in our state. This is a CRITICAL land use rally and parade. All concerned citizens should plan to attend and help us fix poor management of our land and resources and a broken government.
    It will also be FUN! Come ride your ATV, tractor, motorcycle, horse, jeep, mountain bike, you name it, in DOWNTOWN Salt Lake City! All the event details are below. Take Back Utah (TBU) is a very fun, empowering, and FREE event. PLEASE come if you can and bring the whole family. Stay for just the rally or both the parade and rally. We MUST have a good showing! You will not regret taking your Saturday morning and participating in this.
    This rally has been held annually for the past 3 years. It has grown every year. Last year there were about 5,000 people in attendance. It is hands down the largest rally in Utah every year! We hope that number grows. We have taken the energy and significant political capital generated by this event and used it to better protect access to public land for you. We could NOT have done that without many thousands of people showing up to this and showing elected officials and government officials that the public cares about land use issues and wants more control of public land and improved access.
    This years event promises to be even better than last year with a modified parade route (State Fair Park to capitol building and back), short and sweet speeches by land use activists, and a few vendor booths to check out before the rally. TBU has also improved the parking and staging process. It will all be handled in the same location (State Fair Park) which makes it easier on you. You also will have a return route back to your vehicles so you don't have to wait for TBU to shuttle you back to the staging area.

    Speakers this year will include USA-ALL's Mike Swenson, key legislators including land use warrior Mike Noel, Congressman Rob Bishop, Senator Orrin Hatch, and John Swallow among others.
    You will also have a chance to say a few words with a new roaming microphone. A mic will be managed by an event volunteer who will be soliciting comments from the audience. YOU will have a chance to let your voice be heard and to speak your mind!
    If for some reason you can't come to the event but would like to support it PLEASE consider a small donation in your place. Click the donation button Donate and we will forward your donation directly to TBU or you can go to their website (http://takebackutah.org) and donate to them directly. Even a small $5 or $10 donation will really help them pull the event off and promote it to more people.
    Lastly the event planners have asked us to see if we could help get more volunteers for the day of the event. USA-ALL also needs a few volunteers for the day of the event WE BOTH NEED YOUR HELP! If you think you could help out even if only for a few hours please contact Mike Swenson with USA-ALLTBU or Glenn Olsen with TBU. Contact info will be below. You can really make a difference and help both organizations better accomplish their purpose so PLEASE HELP if you can we need MANY, MANY of you.
    To help USA-ALL promote our organization and raise funds at the TBU event contact Mike Swenson: (801) 830-9112, mike@usaall.org
    To help with the event contact Glenn Olsen (801) 388-1845, president@takebackutah.org or visit the TBU website and fill out the volunteer form (event volunteers only).

    Take Back Utah! Event Details

    For up to the minute details including parade route, event location, vendor booth sign-up, start times, etc. visit TBU's website at http://www.takebackutah.org

    Date: Saturday Aug. 20, 2011
    Location: State Fair Park and Utah Capitol Building
    Rally Starts at: 9:30 AM
    Parade starts at: approx 10:30 AM (staging begins at 6:00 AM)

    New USA-ALL Stuff! VOLUNTEERS NEEDED!
    If you think you could help out even if only for a few hours please contact Mike Swenson with USA-ALLTBU or Glenn Olsen with TBU. Contact info will be below. You can really make a difference and help both organizations better accomplish their purpose so PLEASE HELP if you can we need MANY, MANY of you.
    To help USA-ALL promote our organization and raise funds at the TBU event we will be distributing our Stop the Land Grab stickers and our cool new T-shirts. We need your help to do this! Please contact Mike Swenson: (801) 830-9112, mike@usaall.org to volunteer to help.
    To help with the event contact Glenn Olsen (801) 388-1845, president@takebackutah.org or visit the TBU website and fill out the volunteer form (event volunteers only).

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    It is critical that thousands attend this event. The last thing we need is for our adversaries to say, "There is little support for the movement, TBU, USA-ALL or responsible access!" You may not be able to control if others attend but you can control what you do. Do your part and attend this critical and fun event! Thank you so much for your support.
    Sincerely,

    Michael Swenson
    Utah Shared Access Alliance
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