Monday, January 30, 2017

Save McMillan Action Coalition: Protect McMillan this week (tonight and Thursday night)

From: HistoricWashington@yahoogroups.com
Sent: Sunday, January 29, 2017 8:59 PM
To: HistoricWashington@yahoogroups.com
Subject: [HistoricWashington] Protect McMillan This Week:


As a McMillan Park supporters,
its time to bring the people and the noise to #PROTECTOURPARK !

Of course, we defended McMillan Park at the Courts in 2016 and won >> http://www.savemcmillan.org/le gal

Now, the Mayor and Councilmember Kenyan McDuffie are doubling down to destroy it!  We must protect our park.  Here's how this week.

Two meetings to attend this week
(The key one is Thursday)
https://twitter.com/McMillanPa rk/status/824981640560640000


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Monday, Jan 30, 6:30 pm, at the Zoning Commission, 441 4th Street NW, Suite 200South
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On January 23, city planners and lawyers tried to have a closed door meeting about McMillan Park.  We disrupted that and knocked for transparency, forcing officials to announce they will have an open meeting tomorrow, Jan 23.  See our efforts to demand an open discussion (it was live on twitter) >> https://twitter.com/dc4reality /status/823669538344628226

So be there tomorrow, Monday January 30, with Friends of McMillan Park (http://friendsofmcmillan.org) to attend the Zoning Commission meeting where they will announce their proceedings follow the Court of Appeals slapping down their decision.

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Thursday, February 2, 6:30 pm, Inspired Teaching Public Charter School, 200 Douglas St NE, Washington, DC 20002
https://www.facebook.com/event s/241878999603314/
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Bring your noisemakers, signs, family, and friends to protect McMillan Park at this government-run meeting whereby officials will explain when they intend to start destroying our park.  We will not stand for this ignorance and privatization, especially after the Court victory.  Last time we checked, we didn't elect mini-Trump to Mayor and Council, but why do they act this way?

Please RSVP: smac.dc@gmail.com || 202 810 2768
https://www.facebook.com/event s/241878999603314/

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If you haven't already, please sign our petition to tell the city to pull the plug on funding the destruction of our park   http://www.savemcmillan.org/pe tition

Volunteer to Win!
Please respond to the brief survey below

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I would like to (reply with X between the parentheses for the items that interest you):

(   ) Join a team of folks in writing or in person to go back to the Council and ask for a public roundtable to get the facts on the table regarding McMillan Park.  We would specifically be seeking help from Robert White, Trayon White, Elissa Silverman, and Mary Cheh to start.

(   ) Help with hosting a series of tours / events at the park to continue to show people how magical this space is.

(   ) Start planning direct action events against the perpetrators of the destruction of our park, namely Kenyan McDuffie and Phil Mendelson, and the Mayor.

(   ) I would like to join a Press Team to help edit and send press releases to local press and make followup calls with press contacts.

(   ) I would like to host a coffee/tea gathering, or any kind of event at my house or any venue to raise money and awareness about the park.

(   ) Help us do some Internet research to get the facts and data we need to push towards victory

(   ) Join the Phone Banking Team so we can get out calls for events / actions

(   ) Join the door-knocking team to continue to update neighbors nearby the park about our efforts

* Please put an 'X' in the parentheses to help us guide your interests and skills towards saving McMillan Park.
* Just hit reply after you've marked up the email.

Thank you McMillanistas for all of your time, energy and interest in saving this wonderful public open green space and underground artifact.

Stay positive and in the loop.

Like our Facebook Page here >> https://www.facebook.com/SAVEM cMillan
Stay informed >>  http://www.savemcmillan.org/ca lendar

Regards,

Chris Otten and the SMAC team
The Save McMillan Action Coalition (SMAC)


202-810-2768

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