Friends of Liberty State Park & NY/NJ Baykeeper

21,918 supporters

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Petitioning Governor Phil Murphy

SUPPORT Liberty State Park PROTECTION ACT

Governor Phil Murphy & State Legislators: We respectfully urge you to SUPPORT the Liberty State Park PROTECTION ACT to once & for all preserve the priceless public park FOR ALL PEOPLE to enjoy without privatization. The LSP Protection Act & LSP’s Caven Point natural area habitat are threatened by the multi-billionaire owner's Liberty National Golf Course plans to impede the Act from passing with their campaign of misinformation, & to privatize & destroy Caven Point to relocate golf holes for exclusive millionaire members.  Liberty State Park has endured 43 years of a continuous onslaught of privatization plans. Friends of Liberty State Park www.FOLSP.org, www.NYNJBaykeeper.org, tens of thousands of park supporters, community organizations & coalitions have championed to save LSP as The People's Park, opposing privatization plans. Liberty State Park is a truly one-of-a-kind public green space for your constituents- people of all ethnicities, religions, & cultural backgrounds- to enjoy the peaceful recreation space to play, picnic, BBQ, fly kites, appreciate Mother Nature & a priceless waterfront view, all for free. It is home to hundreds of wildlife species & the backyard to some of the most world-famous landmarks & travel destinations including the Statue Of Liberty, Ellis Island, & the NYC skyline.  Your support is critical to ensure this long-overdue Protection Act is passed into law. Assembly A2189 & Senate S1449 will mandate transparency, public input, & a long-term legacy for a Free AND Green Liberty State Park & Caven Point for our diverse urban communities, visitors from around the world, & future generations. The Park is not up for sale. Be on the right side of history. See The Protection Act through to law.  LSP Supporters: SIGN THIS PETITION, SHARE it throughout your social networks, & call your state legislators! Their contact info is here: https://www.njleg.state.nj.us/members/legsearch.asp For more information about this unique park & landmark legislation:* Star Ledger Editorial: LSP is Not for Sale! https://www.nj.com/opinion/2019/12/liberty-state-park-is-not-for-sale-at-any-price-editorial.html * FOLSP Op-Ed: A Park for the Public, Not Just the Wealthy https://www.nj.com/opinion/2020/02/legislators-please-listen-liberty-state-park-should-remain-public-land-and-not-set-aside-for-the-wealthy-opinion.html* Protect the Park's Caven Point from Multi-Billionaire Privatization https://thehill.com/homenews/state-watch/477591-new-jersey-golf-course-earns-backlash-for-trying-to-expand-on-public* Coalition Letter with 50+ Organizations Supporting the Protection Act & Caven Point Natural Area http://www.folsp.org/coalition_save_lsp_2_13_20.pdf * LSP Rally & Park Tour https://youtu.be/5oigWZNnIYA* The Protection Act & More Articles/Editorials about the Act http://www.folsp.org/preservation/protection_laws.html 

Friends of Liberty State Park & NY/NJ Baykeeper
21,918 supporters