FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 20, 2006
Concord, NH – In June of 2005, The United States Supreme Court handed the final blow to Susette Kelo by finding in favor of the City of New London, Connecticut and granting the community the right to seize her property for private development. Now, Mrs. Kelo is coming to New Hampshire tomorrow to urge citizens to vote yes on Question #1 in November.
“Mrs. Kelo’s experience reminds us all of the importance of protecting our homes before they become vulnerable to over-zealous developers and activist courts. Her case has made the issue of eminent domain a discussion at the dinner table of every American family that owns a home,” said Attorney Charles Douglas, Chair of the Property Protection Alliance of NH. “This amendment, if passed by voters in November, would secure private property rights and limit eminent domain seizures It is an opportunity for voters to proactively and directly vote on a measure to protect their rights and freedoms.”
Mrs. Kelo will be joined by several legislative leaders in hopes to raise awareness of the issue before voters head to polls in November, “If you don’t think your home is at risk, remember, neither did I just eight years ago,” Kelo said.
For more information on the Property Protection Alliance of NH please visit www.ppanh.org.
Constitutional Amendment, Question #1: “No part of a person’s property shall be taken by eminent domain and transferred, directly or indirectly, to another person if the taking is for the purpose of private development or other private use of the property.”
WHEN: 1:00PM, September 21, 2006
WHERE: Legislative Office Building (LOB), Concord, NH
WHO: Susette Kelo will be joined by former NH Supreme Court Justice Atty. Charles Douglas (PPANH), Senate President Ted Gatsas and several members of the NH House and Senate.