Umbrella Group Planned and Candidates Endorsed at
Private Property Rights Conference
A group of private property rights protectors adopted a proposal for a state wide umbrella organization and endorsed two candidates for the U.S. Congress at their gathering Saturday in Cabool. They also heard speeches outlining what can be done to “make a difference” in determining rules and regulations placed on the use of their land and influencing the people making those rules.
The tenth annual Conference on Private Property Rights, sponsored by the Ozarks Property Rights Congress, heard from candidates running for offices to be decided in the upcoming elections. The OPRC group announced their endorsement of Bob Parker for the 8th congressional district seat and State Senator Chuck Purgason for the U.S. Senate.
OPRC president Russell Wood proposed an action presented to the group by Ray Cunio to create an inclusive body to speak as one voice for the several property rights advocacy groups scattered throughout the state which were represented at the gathering. “The new entity will enable the various groups to speak with a larger voice on common matters when appropriate,” Cunio said.
Carolin and Bill Burch were honored with the group’s REAL Conservationist award, given each year for extra ordinary work in the effort to preserve private property rights. Wood said their recognition was long overdue after years of tireless effort to the cause.
Carolin Burch, when announcing the endorsement of Parker and Purgason, pointed out that OPRC had never endorsed a candidate before, but felt they “are our people and deserve our support.” On the state level, OPRC member Mike Lind is seeking nomination in the 143 state representative race.
Featured speakers at the all day event, which was opened with a greeting by State Representative Don Wells, were Ray Cunio, Paul Hamby, Doreen Hannes and Ron Calzone
DVDs of the 10th Conference on Private Property Rights are available
from Recording Masters – Rt. 1, Box 816, Cabool, Missouri 65689
Thanks Art Hoover of Recording Masters for doing the video this year.
DVDs are $20 each for the first and
$10 each for the next when delivered to the same address,
payable in advance by Visa, Mastercard, or
checks made payable to Recording Masters.
Contact Art for special pricing on larger orders
The DVDs will also be available at the Mountain Grove meeting in August and at Gainesville in September.