Friday, July 08, 2016

Save McMillan Park: History Happened, July 13 Meeting

Sent: Wednesday, July 6, 2016 6:33 PM
Subject: [HistoricWashington] McMillan Park: History Happened, July 13 Meeting

Good McMillan Park supporters!

Something happened this weekend which hasn't in more than 70 years at McMillan Park... people of all backgrounds and ages watched fireworks in all directions from inside the illegal fence which has been up since WW2. Amazing! >>

Thank you to the 60+ people who came out on that soggy night and showed love for our McMillan Park. Tasty food, lively friends, and explosive fireworks on July 4th exposing the unethical giveaway of our public park.  Special thanks to James who hosted us at his amazing house, wow!

We've held up the destruction of our national landmark with strong appeals of the zoning and preservation decisions to turn the wonderful underground waterworks at McMillan into rubble, and hand over the parkland to private developers for no money!  See our legal filings here >>

Upcoming Dates to Get Involved!

1) Monday July 11, 6:00PM -- Rally at Freedom Plaza
Come hear Chris Otten and many other community activists speak out against government giveaways like that with our McMillan Park.  FMI >>

2) Wednesday July 13, 6:00PM -- Save McMillan Action Coalition Gathering  Let's organize our ground game. Come to this meeting if you want to get creative with saving our park.  Discuss tactics and strategies for the summer like picnics, puppets, protests. We need help with social media/web, internet research, nationwide call to defend our landmark!  Get involved.  RSVP: or call 202-810-2768

3) Friday, July 29, 5:00PM -- McMillan Park Art Fundraiser
Displayed in front of Gallery2000, you will find available for purchase enlarged and matted copies of the photographs of several outstanding artists who love McMillan Park as we do and have taken dramatically beautiful photographs of it. Proceeds from this fundraiser go to the Friends of McMillan Park legal fund. Gallery2000 at 1529 17th St. NW. If you have any questions, please contact or call 202.213.2690.

And please, take 5 minutes Sign a preformatted letter to the Council to keep the heat on >>

Stay tuned!

McMillan Park, it's not a done deal.

Chris Otten

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