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The Great Dickens Christmas Fair Missive

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April 4 ~ Special Alert ~ Help Save the Cow Palace!

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Notes from your Missive Maven:
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Please act now to help save our home at the Cow Palace!
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Cat

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In This Missive

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Overview of Bill SB-281

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Healthy communities need affordable space for recreation and community gatherings… please act today to save the Cow Palace!

As you likely know by now, a bill is being considered in Sacramento (SB-281) that proposes to remove the Cow Palace from State Fairground ownership and hand it over to local developers who want to demolish it for “affordable” housing. We think this is wrong and are fighting to amend or defeat the bill.

SB-281’s authors argue that history is less important than housing, that a venue needs to be fully booked or it’s “under-utilized” and should be torn down. Setting such a precedent would put community fairgrounds across the state at risk of destruction.

We are letting our State politicians know that you don’t solve the housing crisis in California by bulldozing history. And you don’t serve the public good by taking away their celebration centers. The authors of this bill (plus your own State Legislators) need to hear from you. Visit savethecowpalace.com to learn how.

The next committee meeting in Sacramento is Tuesday April 9, and the deadline for letters to committee chair Senator Bill Dodd, D-Napa is Monday April 8 at 5 pm. Please write and make calls today!

Fear not ~ The Dickens Christmas Fair WILL have at least two more years at the Cow Palace no matter what!  But NOW is the time to make calls and write letters to help save it. We value your effort in ensuring a bright future for the Fair and for the Cow Palace.

“My advice is, never do tomorrow what you can do today. Procrastination is the thief of time.”
~ David Copperfield

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What You Can Do

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#1
Do you or family members live in Daly City or in the immediate vicinity of the Cow Palace itself? If so, please email me directly via kevin.redbarn@gmail.com. As you would expect, those who live in the area can have significant political influence. 


#2
Make phone calls and write letters! Please visit savethecowpalace.com now to help. The Save The Cow Palace website includes sample letters and links to find your State representative!) The next deadline for action is Monday April 8 at 5 pm, so please join the party today. Phone calls and letters only take a few minutes and can make a huge difference. 


#3
Join us at the next committee meeting in Sacramento on April 9th! The next committee hearing is Tuesday April 9th, 9:30 AM at the State Capitol building in Sacramento. We can win at this committee but we need a good showing. Please be there if you can.

RSVP if you can attend the hearing at savethecowpalace@gmail.com

Also visit the FaceBook page: https://www.facebook.com/SaveTheCowPalace/
the associated group:  https://www.facebook.com/groups/savethecowpalace/
and Twitter https://twitter.com/savemycowpalace

Thank you!

“When I speak of home, I speak of the place where ~ in default of a better ~ those I love are gathered together; and if that place were a gypsy’s tent, or a barn, I should call it by the same good name notwithstanding.”

~ Nicholas Nickelby

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Contact Information
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For specific questions regarding performing at the Fair, please email Cat Taylor
If your group would like to perform at the Fair for just one day (school caroling groups, etc.)
please email Robert Young
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