Friday, June 08, 2007

Date: 8 Jun 2007 08:31:03 -0700 (PDT)
From: "Anne Z. Whitman"
Subject: Castle Coalition Releases Three Exciting New Projects
To: Jordi Reyes Montblanc"

Note: forwarded message attached.

Anne Z. Whitman, President
Hudson North American

Forwarded Message
Subject: Castle Coalition Releases Three Exciting New Projects
Date: Fri, 8 Jun 2007 08:46:09 -0400
From: "Christina Walsh"
To: "IJ Distribution"


This week, the Castle Coalition released three exciting new projects:
50 State Report Card
The Castle Coalition examined and graded eminent domain laws for each of the 50 states over the past two years - since the Kelo decision allowing eminent domain for private gain. “This report finds that your right to own your home free from the specter of eminent domain abuse depends on which state you live in,” said Steven Anderson, director of the Castle Coalition. “States in the Northeast as well as California remain some of the biggest abusers of eminent domain and legislators in those states have so far refused to pass meaningful eminent domain reform despite the public’s overwhelming desire to be protected from eminent domain for private gain.” The report is available at:

Activist DVD: "Not for Sale: A Comprehensive Guide to Fighting Eminent Domain Abuse" "Not for Sale: A Comprehensive Guide to Fighting Eminent Domain Abuse” is a live-action DVD and companion to the Castle Coalition’s popular Eminent Domain Abuse Survival Guide. The two can be purchased together for $3.95 at Featuring interviews with property owners and activists from across the nation who have successfully battled eminent domain abuse, “Not for Sale” provides tips, tactics and practical advice for anyone waging their own grassroots battle to save their home or small business. The fast-paced one-hour DVD employs cutting-edge graphics and illustrations along with interviews to explain to viewers how to gather information, build a coalition and engage in local activism. The DVD instructs homeowners on how to hold a rally, create a website, work toward legislative reform and file a Freedom of Information Act request, among other topics.

New Perspectives Study: Development Without Eminent Domain: Foundation of Freedom Inspires Urban Growth
Big city mayors looking to spur economic development without abusing eminent domain should look to Anaheim, Calif., and a new report released today by Anaheim Mayor Curt Pringle.

Development Without Eminent Domain: Foundation of Freedom Inspires Urban Growth is the second in a series of independently authored reports published by the Institute for Justice that examines the issue of eminent domain from the perspective of experts across the nation. Pringle’s report explains how Anaheim’s leadership brought economic vibrancy to their city without resorting to any takings of private property. It also explores the successes and failures of other cities around the nation in economic redevelopment.

Development Without Eminent Domain can be downloaded at:
Please let me know if you have any questions. As always, we encourage you to forward this e-mail to your friends so they can join the fight against eminent domain abuse!


Christina Walsh
Castle Coalition Coordinator
Institute for Justice
901 N. Glebe Road, Suite 900
Arlington, VA 22203
(703) 682-9320

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