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Parks and Historic Site Supporters Fight Budget Cuts With Grassroots

By Karen DeWitt


Albany, NY – Whenever there's a year of tight budgets, it's common for well funded
education and health care groups to run ads, and bring busloads of
protesters to Albany to rally against proposed cuts. What's unusual
this year is that an authentic grassroots movement has begun in
response to Governor Paterson's plan to close a number of state parks
and historic sites. It involves little money and, in keeping with
modern tactics, has been conducted primarily on the Internet. Karen
DeWitt reports.