Friends of DCL hires public affairs firm in Annapolis as follow up to petition campaign urging the State of Maryland to commit programs and funds to protect and restored the lake.
You are one of over 1500 people who signed on to our petition urging the lake owner, the State of Maryland, to provide programs and funding to ensure the sustainability of Deep Creek Lake and protect our local economy.
Action: We are still accepting signatures to the petition. So, if you know some who has yet not signed the petition, please encourage them to do so—a copy of the petition is attached. We would love to have over 2,000 signatures before we deliver the petition to the Governor!
Public Affairs firm hired. In response to the overwhelming response to our petition, the FoDCL Board hired a public relations group, Gally Public Affairs, to help guide our efforts in the General Assembly. Eric Gally is the “go-to” person on the state budget and has direct access to high level administrative and legislative people. He has reviewed laws, current programs and funding sources and is developing a legislative strategy for us to implement.
Action: We are still looking for funds to support this bold decision to hire a lobbyist. Please help us reach our campaign goal of $20,000. Send a donation to Friends of DCL, 779 Chadderton School Road, Oakland MD 21550 or you can donate by using PayPal on our web site, http://friendsofdcl.org.
GET READY TO GET INVOLVED!!! Once to set the campaign strategy, we will ALL need to step forward to make contacts in Annapolis. Think about it, your efforts today are essential to protecting your property, our wonderful lake and the economic health of the County.
Action: Who do you know? Do you have a good connection with a member of the Maryland General Assembly. Let us know—send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
So you are thinking– there is nothing you can do because you don’t live in Maryland? That doesn’t matter. If you are reading this you probably pay taxes in Maryland and have every right to contact the State Delegate and Senator to tell them how you think your taxes should be allocated by the State.
Action: We need volunteers to take our mailing lists and sort them by targeted legislative districts. If you have time and computer savvy, we need you!
Action: Volunteer now to help with a phone bank! We will need help reaching out to our mailing list, asking folks to make contacts and provide them with the messaging. We promise to make this a fun event.
There is less than 60 days left of the legislative session so we will be contacting you soon with specifics!
But —- in less than 60 days you will be able to put your dock back in the lake and begin the 2013 season at the lake! Hard to believe today but we are over the hump and on our way to another “summer at the lake”.