Saturday, August 13, 2005

Tools For Ending Eminent Domain Abuse

The Castle Coalition is leading the charge for ending the theft of property from people unwilling to sell their land, with a campaign called, "Hands Off My Home".

One tool is to ask for pledges from state governors that they oppose the practice of using eminent domain for commercial uses. Tell your governor that you want them to sign the pledge. Link. Here's the pledge:

Pledge For Governors

I pledge to the citizens of this State that I will:
Oppose efforts by my state government or municipalities within my state to use the government power of eminent domain for private development.

Support legislation and other efforts to ensure that the citizens of this State are safe from eminent domain for private development.

Also consider forwarding the Castle Coalition's model legislation to your State Representative or State Senator, especially if you have the idea that they are pro-property rights, or even somewhat awake.

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