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DAY OF ACTION RALLY TO PROTECT OUR WATER TO BE HELD IN VICTORVILLE
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – MAY 9, 2018 – JOSHUA TREE, CA — Marge Doyle, RN, endorsed Democratic candidate for Congress in the CA08, will host a public Day of Action to Protect Our Water on May 19 in Victorville to draw attention to the water extraction issues at stake in the coming June 5 primary elections.
H.R. 23, co-sponsored by Representative Paul Cook, has passed the House and is awaiting Senate action. H.R. 23 would erode California’s Public Trust Doctrine, the Endangered Species Act, and the ability of federal agencies to regulate how much water corporations can pump out of public lands. This would have devastating effects throughout California and across the entire United States. In the 8th District, H.R. 23 would effectively block California, federal agencies, and private citizens from taking action to limit Nestlé’s controversial water extraction operations in the San Bernardino National Forest, as well as Cadiz, Inc.’s proposal to pilfer 16 billion gallons of water per year from the Mojave Desert.
“The California 8th holds millions of acres of pristine and irreplaceable public lands that employ tens of thousands of people and are directly tied to our sustainable economy. I promise my voters that I will do everything in my power to protect and preserve our public lands, our water, and our other natural resources from the big corporations that have bought our current congressman in exchange for pumping, drilling, and mining,” said Doyle.
Cook has flip-flopped on his position on water theft for the past 7 years. Cadiz and Nestlé have contributed thousands of dollars to his campaign coffers.
To raise awareness of this alarming attempt to sell our water and pristine public lands for profit, Marge Doyle is hosting a rally and Day of Action to Protect Our Water on May 19 from 10am – 12pm in the Victorville area, which will be followed by a Get Out The Vote effort from 1-3pm. More details to follow. Rally and GOTV participants will be provided lunch and water.
To learn more about the Day of Action to Protect Our Water and the water issues facing our district, please visit https://www.facebook.com/Day-of-Action-to-Protect-our-Water-Hosted-by-Marge-Doyle-RN-for-Congress-124156745116312/
To support Marge Doyle for Congress, please go to www.margedoyleforcongress.com
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