Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Yes, Virginia, There Is A Santa Claus

December 18, 2012

NEWS RELEASE
FOR IMMEDIATE USE
Contact: Asha Lela, Islanders for a San Juan Islands National Monument 360-468-2838

SANTA JOINS IN SUPPORT FOR SAN JUAN ISLANDS NATIONAL MONUMENT

(San Juan Islands, Washington)  Santa added his name to the list of supporters seeking a presidential proclamation to protect 1000 acres of Bureau of Land Management lands in Washington State’s San Juan Islands.

“We wrote to Santa asking his help in protecting these lands in perpetuity as a national monument,” said group leader Asha Lela of Islanders for the San Juan Islands National Conservation Area. Elected officials, hundreds of businesses, and thousands of individuals have asked the President to proclaim the BLM lands in the islands as the San Juan Islands National Monument.

Santa took time out of his busy schedule to reply to the group’s note:

“My elves aren’t equipped to handle national monuments. President Obama is the person for this. I sent him a note. Here’s a copy. Good luck!”

(Note attached.)

Check out updates on the campaign for the San Juan Islands National Monument here.

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