Dear Friends & Allies,
To those who were able to make it, thank you so much for being a part of the Citizens’ Hearing at the UU Church in Burlington on May 30th! It was wonderful to see so many people come out to learn about the F-35A and the proposed basing in Vermont. We were thrilled to meet so many of our neighbors who share our concerns and opposition to the proposed basing! We hope you enjoyed the event.
You have probably heard that the Revised Draft Environmental Impact Statement (Revised DEIS) was released by the Air Force on May 31st, and we hope you’ve been following the important discussions about noise, real estate, health, crash zones, and the design problems of the F-35 that have been so prominent in the media ever since. Exciting info that supports our cause!
NOW, WE NEED YOUR SUPPORT & HELP!
1. Op-Ed’s to the Press
We need people to flood the press with Op-Eds! If you have a few moments, please write up a short paragraph, expressing why YOU oppose the F-35A basing in VT. Send these to the Burlington Free Press, Seven Days, The Other Paper, and any other media source you can think of.
Seven Days – http://www.7dvt.com/feedback
Other Paper – [email protected]
2. Write to the Air Force – The deadline is July 15th!
We need EVERYONE to write to the Air Force to express opposition to the proposed basing. This is ESSENTIAL! Tell them why you think the basing is bad, unjust, unwise, harmful, etc. Individual letters carry the most weight, and the Air Force IS paying attention to this! Send your letter to:
Mr. Nicholas Germanos
129 Andrews Street, Suite 332
Langley AFB, VA 23665-2769
or email him at: [email protected].
1. City Council Hearings on the F-35 Basing – July 8th,
South Burlington & Winooski
Both towns will host Public Hearings on the same night. It is likely that new Resolutions will come out of these discussions, so it’s ESSENTIAL that opponents show up in huge numbers, expressing their opposition to this basing, with both factual information and passion! Show up and be heard! And invite everyone you know to attend!
2. Citizens’ Hearing #2 – July 9th, UU Church, Burlington, 7:00 pm
We ran out of time to engage in a robust Q&A session at the first Citizens’ Hearing. We want to hear from YOU! It’s ESSENTIAL that we bring in at least as many people as attended the first Hearing, so please mark your calendars and invite everyone you know! Bring your questions and comments! Stay tuned for more detail about this event in the coming week or so!
3. Demonstration – July 13th
We will need a large crowd to gather for a peaceful demonstration in front of Senator Leahy’s Burlington office two days before the end of the Public Comment period to protest his refusal to meet with opponents of the F-35.
Stay tuned for the exact time and what you should bring to the rally.
Thank you so much for your support!
All the best,
Citizens Alliance for People Over Planes