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Occupy Yosemite

October 3, 2013

I am outraged at what the federal government is doing. Closing our National Parks is absurd and is hurting all of us here in the Eastern Sierra.

Our businesses are hurting. The Eastern Sierra is a tourist based economy, and by the feds closing the parks, the livlihood of our friends, neighbors and families are in jeopardy.

We need the funds that come into our communities through these parks:

Yosemite National Park, Devils’ Postpile National Monument, Death Valley National Monument, Sequoia National Park, Kings Canyon National Park.

I am proposing an OCCUPY YOSEMITE MOVEMENT on Friday, October 4.  Please join us.

We are all meeting at Tioga Mobil Mart on S.R. 120 at 1 p.m. on Friday, then driving into the park to Tuolumne Meadows, parking our cars along the road and taking our beach chairs into the meadow and having a “sit-down” in protest of what the federal government is doing to us. 

Tell the folks at the gate that you are going to Merced or Oakhurst or the Bay Area.

They cannot take away our access to our national parks which are on public lands. 

They can’t use this as a bargaining chip. Isn’t that against the law?

Stacey Powells

Mammoth Lakes

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