Apr 6, 2005 10:02 PM
Dear Save Cedar Mill member:
As of this evening, we have 916 people who have registered their opposition to the proposed Wal-Mart store in Cedar Mill. We hope to add many more to our ranks in the coming weeks. Thank you to everyone who has signed up. Please keep recruiting your friends and neighbors to join our growing movement!
Sen. Charlie Ringo Meeting
Thank you to the hundreds (and I mean that literally!) who have sent in an RSVP to Sen. Ringo's Town Hall meeting tomorrow. It promises to be an excellent gathering, with important news on Wal-Mart and Sen. Ringo's pending legislation. Look for the big Save Cedar Mill banner when you enter. We will have lawn signs for sale and will be taking orders for buttons, T-shirts, and bumper stickers--all items that will help us raise funds to hire our land use attorney and our traffic engineer. As a reminder, the meeting is tomorrow night, Thursday April 7 at 6:30 PM at Sunset High School Auditorium, 13840 NW Cornell Road.
Protest on Friday
To capitalize on our momemtum, we plan another rush-hour protest at the proposed site of the Wal-Mart store. We will be at the intersection of Cedar Hills Blvd. and Barnes Road from 4:00 - 6:00 PM, rain or shine. Come join us and lift a sign!
We are very excited to announce that we have finalized our search and selected our land use attorney and traffic engineer. Both are very experienced professionals and seasoned in the issues we will face when reviewing Wal-Mart's development application. Their selection is one of the most important decisions we will make and we're confident that we have assembled a top-notch team of experts.
To date, we've raised about $3,000.00. I am deeply grateful to each of you who sent in a contribution. We are a long way from our $20,000 goal. Some of you have asked questions about how the funds will be spent and about our organization. I really appreciate these inquiries and will be addressing them in a separate email to you in a couple of days. In the meantime, if you'd like to make a financial contribution (any amount is greatly appreciated!), you can send a check payable to Save Cedar Mill to P.O. Box 545, Beaverton, OR 97075. We would welcome any support you can offer us!
We are putting together plans for neighborhood parties--a gathering you can host for your neighbors and friends on the proposed Wal-Mart store. It's a great way to get the word out, get people involved, and educate those around you about the long-term implications of Wal-Mart in our community. Stay tuned for more details...
Wal-Mart Post Card
Many of you have already received a prepaid mailer from Wal-Mart asking for your support. This is standard operating procedure when Wal-Mart enters a new area. They tally up the positive responses and post them on various websites as an indication that the community welcomes them--another cog in Wal-Mart's well-financed PR engine. If you don't support the store, I suggest that you tell that to Wal-Mart on their mailer and send it back them.
Here's some things you can do to keep Save Cedar Mill moving ahead:
- Recruit at least one friend to sign up at the website and help our membership grow
- Attend Sen. Ringo's Town Hall Meeting tomorrow evening
- Join us at the proposed site this Friday from 4-6 PM
- Make a donation to Save Cedar Mill
Thanks again for your support and encouragement. It's an honor to be working with you.
Chair, Save Cedar Mill