CCA had some billboards up around the region for awhile, but proponents of the reform bill are now getting really creative:
From a press release from the Pew Campaign for Responsible Mining:
President Ulysses S. Grant, Colorado local officials to call on U.S. Senate to bid farewell to the 1872 Mining LawThe stunt goes down at 11 a.m. on March 27 at the State Capitol. Apparently, Grant's wife will be there, too. Sounds like good times.
President Ulysses S. Grant will be in Denver, Colorado on Thursday, March 27th as part of a campaign to modernize the Civil War-era law that governs gold, uranium and other hardrock mining in the West. In his whistle stop tour, dubbed “Farewell to 1872,” President Grant, who signed the mining law of 1872, will sign and deliver a proclamation with Colorado public officials, sportsmen, taxpayer advocates, and outdoor enthusiasts—all who support reform. Public officials will also present a letter, asking for reform, signed by over 25 Colorado elected officials, including legislators, mayors and county commissioners.
In an unrelated note, William Jennings Bryan will be through Greeley soon to urge the Free Silver movement along in America.