Sunday, October 26, 2008

Letter Writing Campaign

In order to save the Children’s Park we’ve got to start somewhere. A letter writing campaign seems like a good place to raise awareness. I plan to collect letters and hand-deliver them to Prime Minister Bayar. If you would like to have your letter delivered to Prime Minister Bayar, please type it out, sign it at the bottom and mail to the following address:

Michael Kohn

Children’s Park Campaign

1045 Macadamia Dr

Burlingame, CA 94010

USA

The following is a form letter you can use to copy, print out, sign and send. You can add to it by writing your own thoughts, concerns and stories. It’s just a template to get you started. Please try to send your letters by November 15…

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Dear Prime Minster Bayar,

I am writing to you out of concern for the closed Children’s Park. I understand that the park has been slated for redevelopment and will be filled with apartment blocks and office buildings. I regret this decision and urge you to take any means from developing the park commercially. It must remain a public place for use by the citizens of Ulaanbaatar.

As the only park in the city it needs to be preserved and maintained for the benefit of all Mongolians. The park is a haven of peace and quiet in the center of the busy city, a place where families can relax and children can play. Saving the park will promote good health as citizens can use it for walking, jogging and biking. The park is a monument for the city and admired by foreign visitors who come to Ulaanbaatar for business and pleasure. The park breaks up the urban sprawl and its greenery reduces air pollution.

The park does not need major redevelopment. It does not need a fancy amusement park or shops. It should be saved as an open space with pathways, small ponds, grassy fields and trees. I urge you to stop any development projects and to save the Children's Park for future generations of Monglians.

Thank you,

 

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