Governor Herbert and Congressman Bishop to Speak
Salt Lake City, UT – 08/26/2010 – This Saturday August 28th at 10:00 AM thousands of concerned citizens will parade all types of off-road vehicles, coal trucks, jeeps, mountain bikes, and other vehicles from Liberty Park to State St and arrive at the front steps of the Utah capitol building.
A rally will follow and will be held on the south lawn and steps. It is anticipated that many thousand will participate. Last August crowds of approximately 3500-4000 people attended this same event. It is anticipated that crowds this year will well exceed 5000 people.
The event and movement is called, “Take Back Utah!” some have subtitled it the Sagebrush Rebellion II.
The purpose of the event is to call attention to the importance of access to public land in Utah and engage concerned citizens. It is also to encourage political leaders at all levels of government to take action on protecting such access.
A broad range of user groups will be represented from off-roaders to cattlemen, oil and gas companies to mountain bikers.
Notable speakers will include, Governor Herbert, Congressman Bishop, via video Congressman Chaffetz, U.S. senate candidate Mike Lee, and state legislator Mike Noel. 50 or more state legislators are expected to attend as well as local activist leaders and land use organizations.
Additional information including all event details can be found on the website www.takebackutah.org or by calling Mike Swenson at 801-830-9112. Interviews with organizational leaders and event planners can be arranged.
Take Back Utah! is a grass roots event and movement organized and sponsored by a coalition of organizations, individual, businesses, and government leaders that want to protect and preserve responsible motorized access to public land in Utah.
Take Back Utah has 3 areas of focus they are:
1. We are focused on enacting public policy change at the federal government level to protect access to our public lands for all.
2. We serve as an inclusive and unifying voice to diverse groups of American’s who want to access and experience America’s Wild Places for themselves, regardless of age, ability or other factors that may be limiting.
3. We are a loud voice of truth about public land access issues – we speak with veracity to educate our fellow citizens and government officials about how today’s “Wilderness” policies exclude most American’s from having the ability to personally experience America’s most wild places, as well as how these policies weaken the ability of America’s small towns to survive.
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