Sunday, December 18, 2011
HQ ACTION ALERT - Christmas Miracle Needed at CA OHV Program
HQ does not want to waste your time with an extensive recap of the past week’s news that Daphne Greene (Dep. Director for the CA OHV Program) was given a termination notice by the Governor’s Office. December 31, 2011 is currently her last day on the job.
While state and national OHV groups reviewed this issue last week (a smart thing to do in politics), there arose a massive grassroots movement led by YOU – the OHV enthusiast.
OHVers starting sending in letters to the Governor's Office and made phone calls as well. Local legislators were also contacted. As noted in the SacBee article below, OHV Commission Chairman, Eric Lueder, sent in a strong letter of support for Greene’s reappointment.
Dec. 17 SacBee Article on Greene Issue
After spending several days digging thru the political swamp that exists in Sacramento, HQ believes Greene’s termination was prompted by a nasty smear campaign (yes, politics is a nasty business) led by a few extreme anti-OHV non-government and government activists.
HQ believes that unlike most political appointments, the Governor does not have an immediate replacement already selected. In fact, his office may be open to Greene’s reappointment if the OHV community makes a strong case on her behalf.
If you are a rider, club leader, environmentalist, OHV business, conservationist, or fellow land manager, there are several ways you can make your views known to Governor Jerry Brown and other state officials.
1 – Send a short (they are most effective) letter of support for Greene’s reappointment to:
Governor Jerry Brown
State Capitol, Suite 1173
Sacramento, CA 95814
2 – Utilize CAL4WD’s Letter Generator
CAL4WD Alert and Letter Generator
3 – Send a copy of your letter to State Senator Joel Anderson. He will hand carry your letters to the Governor.
Email Senator Joel Anderson
Let’s turn this potential OHV-related “Lump of Coal” into a Christmas Miracle.