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NAHB on August 8

July 26, 2001

2nd NATIONAL DAY OF ACTION FOR FREE SPEECH AND COMMUNITY RADIO ANNOUNCEMENT

Locations

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Letter to be delivered to NAHB Affiliate Offices

Pacifica Campaign Direct Action Guidelines

Letter from Pacifica Campaign Staff Followed by Protest Locations & Times

Dear Friends:

Ken Ford, Vice Chair of the Pacifica National Board, must resign.

On July 10th, the Pacifica Campaign kicked off nationwide protests against Ken Ford at 12 affiliate offices of the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB), the anti-environmental and anti-disability rights group where Ken Ford works. This was on the heels of an email campaign in which thousands of you voiced your opposition to Ford.

We are now organizing the next National Day of Action for Wednesday, August 8th.

The July 10th Day of Action registered on NAHBıs radar screen. Uncomfortable with Ken Fordıs activities on the Pacifica Board and the resulting fallout, NAHB managers and affiliate officers have been trying to distance themselves from what they call "something (Ford) does on his own time."

The press is beginning to pick up the story. An interesting article in an online trade magazine, can be found at http://www.globest.com/RMIWT3QMEOC.html. Also, local papers covered the protests, and on Tuesday, July 24, a WBAI producer covered the National Day of Action on "Health Action" despite the gag rule.

Pacifica Campaign protesters reported back to us that the actions were very positive. Coalitions between environmental, disability and free-speech rights groups were initiated and have continued to grow.

Letıs step it up! The next National Day of Action will happen on August 8th. Please consider joining the growing voice of the Pacifica at its best. Please contact Ursula Ruedenberg, Pacifica Campaign staff person at Ursula@wbaiaction.org. Let her know what you're planning in your local area.

You can find your local NAHB affiliate office by going to http://nahb.know-where.com/nahb/ and use their easy-to-use search system. When you contact us, we will also refer you to organizers in your area or help you organize your own action. Organizing Information will also be available soon.

We hope to hear from you as we move.

Onward,

Pacifica Campaign staff

WEDNESDAY AUGUST 8th NATIONAL DAY OF ACTION LOCATIONS

CALIFORNIA, BAY AREA
TIME: 5:00 - 7:00pm
PLACE: Smith Quality Homes Inc. (business of Bruce Smith, NAHB president) 101 Ygnacia Valley Rd., Walnut Creek, (Across from Walnut Creek BART station)
PHONE NO. TO AFFILIATE OFFICE: 925-937-8700 x 102, 103
BRUCE SMITH AT NAHB HEADQUARTERS 800-368-5242 x 408
EMAIL: bsmith@nahbofficer.com
DEMO INFO:John 510-652-0272 johnsher@LanMinds.Com

CALIFORNIA, LOS ANGELES (CALABASAS)
TIME: 3:00 - 5:00 p.m.
PLACE: Building Industry Association of S. California (BIASC), Greater LA/Ventura Chapter 24005 Ventura Blvd., Calabasas
PHONE NO.TO AFFILIATE OFFICE: 818 225 2857
FAX TO AFFILIATE OFFICE: 818 591 0072
DEMO INFO: 323-878-5680 pacificacampaignla@yahoo.com

GEORGIA, ATLANTA
TIME: 4:30 - 7:00 p.m.
PLACE: Home Builders Association of Georgia 3015 Camp Creek Parkway, Atlanta
PHONE NO.TO AFFILIATE OFFICE: 404-763-2453
FAX: 404-559-1531
DEMO INFO: Roy 404-610-6163 revritt@mindspring.com

MINNESOTA, MINNEAPOLIS - ST. PAUL
TIME: Noon - 1pm
PLACE: Builders Association of Minnesota 570 Asbury St. Suite 301, St. Paul
PHONE NO. TO AFFILIATE OFFICE: 651-646-7959
FAX TO AFFILIATE OFFICE: 651-646-2860
DEMO INFO: Michael 612-338-3736 kennarfl@hotmail.com

NEW JERSEY, PISCATAWAY
TIME: 11:30 am - 1:30 pm
PLACE: Central Jersey Builders Association 44 Stelton Rd. Suite 210 Piscataway
PHONE NO. TO AFFILIATE OFFICE: 732-968-4744
FAX TO AFFILIATE OFFICE: 732-968-8968
DEMO INFO: Patty 908-755-5846 rbender65@aol.com

NEW JERSEY, WHIPPANY
TIME: 11:30am - 1:00pm
PLACE: Community Builders Association 9 Whippany Rd. Whippany
PHONE NO TO AFFILIATE OFFICE: 973-887-2888
FAX TO AFFILIATE OFFICE: 973-887-2926
DEMO INFO: Steve 973-762-3682 sbernhaut@aol.com

NEW MEXICO, SANTA FE
DEMO INFO: Maria 505-988-4981

NEW YORK, ISLIP, LONG ISLAND
TIME: 11am - Noon
PLACE: Long Island Builders Institute 400 Corporate Plaza, Central Islip
PHONE: TO AFFILIATE OFFICE: 631-232-2345
FAX TO AFFILIATE OFFICE: 631-232-2349
DEMO INFO: Bob 516-822-2582

NEW YORK, NEW CITY, ROCKLAND COUNTY
TIME: 9:30
PLACE: Rockland County Building & Remodeling Association 337 North Main Street #14, New City
PHONE NO. TO AFFILIATE OFFICE: 845-634-3849
FAX TO AFFILIATE OFFICE: 845-634-3329
DEMO POINT PERSON: Bob 845-354-1277 aidabob@prodigy.net

NEW YORK, NEW YORK
TIME: 4:30-7:00pm
PLACE: Associated Builders & Owners of Greater New York 55 John Street, between Nassau St. and William St. #2 or #3 train to Fulton St. walk south 1 block to John St. or #4 or #5 train to Fulton St. walk south 1 block to John St.
PHONE NO TO AFFILIATE OFFICE: 212-385-4949
FAX TO AFFILIATE OFFICE: 212-385-1442
DEMO POINT PERSON: Ursula 917-913-0752 Ursula@wbaiaction.org

TEXAS, HOUSTON
DEMO INFO: Hep 713-223-4751 Hingham@igc.apc.org; Ivan Olson 281-855-0486 yapar@aol.com
TIME: 11:30 AM - 1:00PM
PLACE: Greater Houston Association of Home Builders
9511 North Houston Parkway West (Big Branch Drive and the Beltway Feeder; about 1 mile north of the 290)

TEXAS, HOUSTON
DEMO INFO: Hep 713-223-4751 Hingham@igc.apc.org; Ivan Olson 281-855-0486 yapar@aol.com
TIME: 6:30 PM
PLACE: James Frankel, President of GHAHB
610 Lindenwood Drive (2 streets left of Chimney Rock on Memorial, south on Lendenwood second house on the left)

VERMONT, RUTLAND
TIME: 4pm
PLACE: Home Builders Association of Central Vermont, 18 Catherine Drive, Rutland
PHONE NO. TO AFFILIATE OFFICE: (802) 773-0672
FAX TO AFFILIATE OFFICE: Same as phone number
DEMO INFO: Ursula 917-913-0752 ursula@wbaiaction.org

WASHINGTON, SPOKANE
TIME: Noon - 1pm
PLACE: Spokane Home Builders Association 5813 East 4th Ave. Suite 201, Spokane
PHONE NO. TO AFFILIATE OFFICE: 509-532-4990
FAX TO AFFILIATE OFFICE: 509-532-4980
DEMO INFO: Leigh 208-892-9299 robarteslgh@hotmail.com

WASHINGTON DC
TIME: noon - 2pm
PLACE: NAHB Headquarters
1201 15th Street Washington, DC
PHONE NO. TO BRUCE SMITH NAHB PRESIDENT: 800-368-5242 x408
PHONE NO.TO JERRY HOWARD NAHB CEO: 800-368-5242 x257
PHONE NO. TO KEN FORD: 800-368-5254 x228
DEMO INFO: Rick 202-397-2277 mirico5@aol.com