August 24, 1998
US House of Representatives
Washington, DC 20515
RE: "Woolsey Farmland Condemnation Act" HR 1995
Release of the 1999 Private Property Congressional Vote Index
ATT: Natural Resources Legislative Aid/Press Secretary
The Pt. Reyes National Seashore expansion bill, HR 1995, will take under threat of condemnation 38,000 acres of important farmland and convert it into Federal ownership while ultimately eliminating over 90 historically significant farm families. Over 90% of these families oppose HR 1995.
The farm families inside the Pt. Reyes expansion area state that Rep. Woolsey is deliberately misleading her constituents and Congress about the purposes of her "Pt. Reyes National Seashore Farmland Protection Act" The farmers call it by a more appropriate title: the "Woolsey Farmland Condemnation Act." Rep. Woolseys HR 1995 will endanger farmland, not protect it.
The League of Private Property Voters will release its 1999 Private Property Congressional Vote Index approximately October 15th. Included in the vote tally will be co-sponsorship of HR 1995, the "Woolsey Farmland Condemnation Act." Any Member of Congress not wishing to have HR 1995 count against their score must NOT BE LISTED AS A CO-SPONSOR ON SEPT. 15, 1998. The issues are:
Use this infomation to write letters or call your Congressman and Senators to request they oppose HR 1995/S 1372.