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4/15/09 by Dan Keppen, Family Farm Alliance executive director
The Latino Water Coalition’s “March for Water” kicked off yesterday. The 4-day march began in Mendota on Tuesday April 14th @ 7:00 AM…and will conclude on April 17th @ 11:30PM with a rally at the San Luis Reservoir near Los Banos. Over 5,000 people attended the opening rally, and over 1,000 are marching today along I-5, spread out over ½ mile. Friday’s rally at San Luis is expected to draw the largest crowd.
Also – the following media advisory was released by Governor Schwarzenegger’s office yesterday. The Governor and U.S. Interior Secretary Ken Salazar will be touring the Delta on the day of the rally.
I am meeting with a group of Family Farm Alliance directors, advisors and contractors in Los Banos Friday morning, and will participate in the rally later in the morning at San Luis.
Family Farm Alliance
For Planning Purposes Only: Contact: Aaron McLear
Tuesday, April 14, 2009 Brittany Chord
Gov. Schwarzenegger’s Schedule for April 15
10 a.m. Aerial Tour
The Governor will join U.S. Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar for an aerial tour of the Sacramento Delta.
A pooled photo spray of the aerial tour will be provided by the following:
TV: Television pool will be provided by KCRA-TV. For more information please call (916)446-3333.
Photo: Photo pool will be provided
by Robert Durell with the Associated Press. For more information
please call (415)495-1192.
Noon Press Conference
California National Guard at Mather Field
10616 SuperFortress Avenue
Following the aerial tour, the Governor and U.S. Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar will hold a press conference to announce economic stimulus projects to help water infrastructure in California and elsewhere as part of the Department of the Interior’s investments under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.
The press conference will be webcast live at www.gov.ca.gov.
NOTE: Media covering the noon press conference must be in place by 11:15 a.m. and must present a photo I.D.
For more information on Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger’s schedule, please see the Budget Reform Now media advisory or contact the Governor’s political spokesperson Julie Soderlund at 916-806-1409 or via firstname.lastname@example.org.
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