NAC Action Alert
HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY, FLORIDA

July 24, 2003

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                       NATURIST ACTION COMMITTEE
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DATE : July 24, 2003
SUBJECT: Hillsborough County, Florida
TO : All naturists

Dear Naturist,

The Naturist Action Committee continues to keep close watch on a potentially explosive situation in Florida. The Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) of Hillsborough County, Florida, has been presented with a proposal for a new and unnecessary anti-nudity ordinance that threatens naturists directly.

NAC needs your help. On Tuesday, July 29, the commissioners will hold a "workshop" session on the issue, followed by public comment and a vote.

PLEASE PLAN TO ATTEND THE MEETING

The Naturist Action Committee strongly urges concerned naturists to attend the meeting on July 29 and to convey their opposition to the ordinance by their presence and their voices.

WHEN: Tuesday, July 29, 6:00 pm. Try to be there a half hour early.
WHERE: The Commissioners' offices and boardroom are located on the 2nd floor of County Center, 601 E. Kennedy Blvd. in downtown Tampa.

BACKGROUND

The proposed ordinance is being pushed by anti-nudity activist David Caton of the Florida Family Association. Caton claims his target to be Tampa's adult entertainment establishments, but the wording of the ordinance directly affects naturists, too.

Adult business interests will be represented, but they don't speak for naturists. Naturists must be heard, too!

CONTACT THE COMMISSIONERS

NAC also asks naturists to contact the Hillsborough County Commissioners. Calls and correspondence from county residents are most valuable, but NAC is asking naturists everywhere to help. The commissioners need to hear from naturists before the July 29 meeting! Please call or write or e-mail - or do all three!

postal address for all commissioners:   
   BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
   COUNTY CENTER
   601 E. KENNEDY BLVD.   
   TAMPA, FL 33602

   Kathy Castor      
   County Commissioner District 1   
   TEL: (813) 272-5470      
   castork@hillsboroughcounty.org

   Ken Hagan  
   County Commissioner District 2
   TEL: (813) 272-5452
   hagank@hillsboroughcounty.org

   Thomas Scott, CHAIR   
   County Commissioner District 3
   TEL: (813) 272-5720
   scottth@hillsboroughcounty.org

   Ronda Storms      
   County Commissioner District 4
   TEL: (813) 272-5740      
   stormsr@hillsboroughcounty.org   

   Jim Norman, VICE CHAIR  
   County Commissioner District 5
   TEL: (813) 272-5725
   normanj@hillsboroughcounty.org

   Jan Platt  
   County Commissioner District 6
   TEL: (813) 272-5730
   plattj@hillsboroughcounty.org

   Pat Frank
   County Commissioner District 7
   TEL: (813) 272-5735
   frankp@hillsboroughcounty.org

MORE INFORMATION

Additional information is available on the web site of the Naturist Action Committee.

   http://www.naturistsociety.com/NAC

   Select "Local Issues."

Included on the web site is the text of the proposed ordinance, as well as NAC's position paper on the matter and suggested talking points for naturists who contact Hillsborough County Commissioners.


NAC CAN USE YOUR HELP!

The Naturist Action Committee exists to advance and protect the rights of naturists throughout North America. NAC is a volunteer nonprofit organization that relies on the grass roots participation and financial support of naturists who understand that individuals working together can make a difference.

Won't you take a moment to help NAC by sending a generous donation? You may send your donation to the address below, or you may call toll free (800)886-7230 to donate by phone using your MasterCard or Visa.

   NAC
   PO Box 132
   Oshkosh, WI 54903

If you donate $20 or more you will receive 12 issues of The Newsletter, updating vital information from NAC, The Naturist Society and the Naturist Education Foundation in an in-depth monthly publication.

THANK YOU for choosing to make a difference!

Naturally,

Morley Schloss
Board Member
Naturist Action Committee

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Naturist Action Committee (NAC) - PO Box 132, Oshkosh, WI 54903
Executive Dir. Bob Morton - <ctnudists@aol.com>
Board Member Morley Schloss - <morleynaturist@hotmail.com>
Online Rep. Dennis Kirkpatrick - <naturist@sunclad.com>
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