Friday, March 16, 2012

Urgent: All SCV UDC members

Urgent: All SCV UDC members.
Please forward to all SCV, UDC members.

VMFA are attempting to fund the destruction of the historical interior of the Confederate Soldiers Home in Richmond by claiming State tax money will be use to renovate, but will not allow for historical restoration.

Demand No funding approval by General Assembly until the Robinson House building is given historic landmark status to protect it from the VMFA. Next Tuesday or Wednesday the General Assembly will pass a budget bill into law giving the VMFA authorization to gut the Robinson House that is also known as the R. E. Lee Camp Confederate Soldier's Home Barracks. They might adjourn Saturday without a budget.

As private citizens: request Senators to oppose VMFA Robinson House funding in current all State budget bills by omitting funding on line 12 on page 382, strike "$14,750,000" Robinson House renovation and insert "$0" of the Central Appropriations FY 12-13 FY 13-14 of the Central Capital Outlay

(Strike $14,750,000) and insert $0.
House and Senate Bill, HB30 and HB29 anguage: Demand this amendment: Page 382, line 12, strike "$14,750,000" for VMFA Robinson House renovation and insert "$0".
The only budget bill amendments that we can Support is the 2012 through 2014 Biennium Budget in House Bill 1301 as long as no funding is provided for VMFA Robinson House renovation.
Thanks for you help.
Ed Willis
Camp Commander,
Lee-Jackson Camp, No. 1, SCV