FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 22, 2011 Contact: Scott Roberts Property Rights Director Freedom Foundation 360-956-3482 email@example.com STOP Thurston County Hosting More Town Halls OLYMPIAStop Taking Our Property Thurston CountySTOP Thurston Countyis organizing more town hall meetings across Thurston County in an ongoing effort to educate county residents about the threat posed by government to property rights. The following town halls have been scheduled so far: Sunday, March 27, 6 p.m. at Summit Lake Community Center Tuesday, April 19, 7 p.m. at Yelm Middle School We will be organizing many of these town halls throughout Thurston County over the next year or two. We will continue to help restore citizen voices in this process and help educate them about what is being done to them and their neighbors under the guise of the Critical Areas Ordinance, explained Glen Morgan, STOP Thurston County project manager. We are trying to organize two or three a month in every part of Thurston County so that everyone has a chance to tell their story and learn about what is happening to their property and their neighbors. The STOP Thurston County project also includes planned presentations to homeowner associations, neighborhoods and other civic organizations. We want every citizen of Thurston County to be aware of just what their local government is doing behind closed doors, and how they are harming our familys futures with ineffective and destructive regulation, Morgan stated. We also want to help them get involved in the process and to provide positive alternatives to the negative approaches currently being implemented by Thurston County. STOP Thurston County is a project of the Freedom Foundation aimed at educating and engaging citizens on the topic of property rights. # # # Nothing in this document should be construed as an attempt to aid or hinder the passage of any legislation or ballot measure.