From: firstname.lastname@example.org Subject: Property Rights Conference Coming Up Land Rights Network American Land Rights Association PO Box 400 – Battle Ground, WA 98604 Phone: 360-687-3087 – Fax: 360-687-2973 E-mail: email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org Web Address: http://www.landrights.org Legislative Office: 507 Seward Square SE – Washington, DC 20003 Property Rights Conference Coming Up PROPERTY RIGHTS FOUNDATION OF AMERICA, INC. P.O. Box 75, Stony Creek, NY 12878 www.prfamerica.org FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Eighth Annual National Conference on Private Property Rights Slated for October 23 in Albany, New York Highlights include: -----1. Becky Norton Dunlop’s Keynote on “Constitutional, Rational Environmental Protection” -----2. Richard Miniter’s Opening Address on “The International Movement Toward Private Property Ownership” -----3. Attorney Mark Alpert, is traveling from Santa Ana, California, to tell why there is “Hope for People Fighting Rent Control,” -----4. Scott Jones, of the Forest Landowners Association on “Voice for Forest landowners in Washington—Protecting Productive Private Property.” -----5. Robert J. Smith, will give an overview of “Landownership in America.” Ø Much More… The Property Rights Foundation of America will host its Eighth Annual National Conference on Private Property Rights on Saturday, October 23, at the Holiday Inn Turf in Albany, N. Y. With the theme “Private Property Rights for the Future of Freedom and Prosperity,” prominent speakers will explore important current issues ranging from reforms to eminent domain law to putting environmental regulation on a rational basis. Once again, the annual conference sponsored by the Property Rights Foundation of America can be counted on to host nationally noted, cutting edge speakers and enthusiastic participants who will spend an unforgettable day celebrating private property rights—while acquiring information and inspiration for the cause of freedom. Richard Miniter, best-selling author and president of the Brussels Institute, Brussels, Belgium, will open the conference with an address about “The International Movement Toward Private Property Ownership.” Becky Norton Dunlop, vice president of The Heritage Foundation, will deliver the keynote address on “Restoring Constitutionality and Rationality to Environmental Protection.” Ms. Dunlop served as Virginia Gov. George Allen’s Secretary of Natural Resources, where she decentralized and down-sized agencies while simultaneously improving the quality of the environment. Rural and urban Americans are coming together under the common ground of private property rights. Downtown homeowners and small business owners across the country face an onslaught of eminent domain for transfer of their property to private developers. Assemblyman Richard L. Brodsky (D, Westchester), the Chairman of the Assembly Committee on Corporations, Authorities, and Commissions, will speak about reform of New York’s unfair eminent domain law. His bi-partisan reform bill to require individual notification of property owners was just signed into law by Gov. George E. Pataki. Dr. Mindy Fullilove, who practices at New York State Psychiatric institute and teaches at Columbia University, will describe how tearing up city neighborhoods for urban renewal hurts America and what we can do about it, the topic of her much-praised book Root Shock. Attorney Mark Alpert of Hart, King and Coldren, is traveling from Santa Ana, California, where he defends small business owners, to tell why there is “Hope for People Fighting Rent Control,” after over a half century of abuse of property owners and incalculable loss to cities, including New York City. Prominent speakers will focus on the urgent need to reclaim the countryside for rural people and property owners. Robert J. Smith, founder and president of the Center for Private Conservation and Senior Adjunct Scholar, Competitive Enterprise Institute, Washington, D.C., will give an overview of “Landownership in America.” Niger Innis, National Spokesman for the Congress of Racial Equality (C.O.R.E.) will address “Eco-Imperialism v. Civil and Human Rights.” Michael Shaw, Freedom 21 Talk Show Host and proprietor of the Liberty Garden in Aptos, California, will talk about “Abundance Ecology—The Liberty Garden,” a private conservation project to restore native species without government intervention. Scott Jones, executive vice president of the Forest Landowners Association in Atlanta, Georgia, will deliver a presentation on a “Voice for Forest landowners in Washington—Protecting Productive Private Property.” A presentation of value to all who are interested in private property rights will be given by Henry St. John FitzGerald, Arlington, Virginia attorney and teacher, on the Takings issue by looking at “Inverse Condemnation—The Rationale for Compensation for Regulatory Takings.” Two speakers will deal with subjects of urgent current interest to property owners and independent businesses. FBI intelligence analyst John Gray of the Counter-Terrorism Division will address “Eco-Terrorism and Animal Rights Extremism.” Dick Patten, executive director of the American Business Institute, Washington, D.C. will stress the importance of “Repealing the Death Tax.” The full conference program with the speakers’ biographies and registration information is available from the Property Rights Foundation of America at (518) 696-5748 or at the PRFA web site www.prfamerica.org. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION: Carol W. LaGrasse, President Property Rights Foundation of America P. O. Box 75, Stony Creek, NY 12878 (518) 696-5748 www.prfamerica.org Public Welcome - Admission to all-day event includes Light Breakfast Buffet, Luncheon, and Gratuities, Conference Packet and Proceedings—to be published later: $60.00 payable (check or money order) by October 15 to the Property Rights Foundation of America, Inc., or $70.00 at the door. Registration is at 8:15 a.m. Location - Holiday Inn Turf, 205 Wolf Road, Albany - (518) 458-7250 By Car: Located a short distances from I-87 (Adirondack Northway) Exit 4. By Air: Located one mile from Albany County Airport; cab or Turf overnight guests complimentary shuttle service. Please forward this message. -- To unsubscribe from this mailing list; please visit http://governance.net and enter your email address.