Friday, September 11, 2009

Details on October NOPE Rally to come

Members of NOPE's leadership team met last night to set in motion plans for a major rally in late-October, most likely in Colts Neck. Please stay tuned here for details on specific date, time and location, which we expect to square away by next week.

Let's be clear that NOPE's fight is far from finished, and that people in the surrounding communities need to get off the couch and show up for our events, as was the case with big turnouts to our 2008 and early 2009 briefings. Our 3,000 supporters, and others still oblivious to our battle, need to know more about all of the time and effort NOPE and our elected leaders (Representatives Smith and Holt, Senators Lautenberg and Menendez, the District 12 team of Beck-O'Scanlan-Casagrande, local elected officials) have put forth, and how we will prevail in this battle to stop civilian residents from ever stepping foot on Weapons Station Earle.

We still have several coals on the fire as the Navy's contract compliance deadline nears in April 2010, and need to continue to turn the screws to prevent a bad situation that everyone but the Navy itself knows will compromise base and national security, devastate our school districts and taxpayers financially and impact the environment. EVERYONE IN THE COMMUNITY NEEDS TO COME OUT TO THIS EVENT AND STAY INFORMED, and we will have more details in the days and weeks to come.

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