Attention Washington State

Help us stop eminent domain abuse! Thursday, January 14, Washington State Attorney General Rob McKenna will host a press conference at the State Capitol to release the findings of a task force study on the use and abuse of eminent domain, and will call for reform of the state’s Community Renewal Law – a law that has already been aimed at Southeast Seattle, Renton, Auburn, and other communities. It is critical that property owners attend and show their support for eminent domain reform.

Here are the details:

PRESS CONFERENCE

on Eminent Domain Abuse in Washington State

Thursday, January 14, 2010 @ 10am

Senate Rules Room, State Capitol

In the Legislative Building on the Capitol Campus in Olympia

The Senate Rules Room is located inside the entrance to the Lt. Governor’s Office.

Click here for directions.

The Institute for Justice has chartered a bus from Seattle to Olympia and back. The bus will be filled on a first come, first served basis. Boxed lunches will be provided. The bus will load at Columbia Plaza on S. Edmunds Street (just off Rainier Avenue South in Seattle). The bus will depart promptly at 8am on January 14. To reserve a spot on the bus, please contact Yvonne Maletic at (206) 341-9300 or ymaletic@ij.org by Tuesday, January 12.

HERE’S HOW YOU CAN HELP RIGHT NOW:

  1. E-mail this page to your friends and family. Encourage them to attend the hearing.
  2. Download a copy of our flyer here and distribute it in your neighborhood.
  3. Follow us on Twitter for updates on our efforts to stop eminent domain abuse in Washington and nationwide: @ChristinaWalsh.

Questions? Contact Christina Walsh at cwalsh@ij.org or (703) 682-9320.