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Video of our April 13 Press Conference

April 15, 2012

Last Friday, we held a press conference to put out the word about Rep. Tim Moffitt’s illogical and undemocratic power grab of the Asheville water system by the state. This video features remarks by Elaine Lite, President of Mountain Voices Alliance; Tim Schaller, President of Asheville Brewers Alliance; Chris Pelly, Asheville City Council and MSD Board member; and David Gantt, Chairman of the Buncombe County Board of Commissioners. (Thank you Peter Brezny for taping.)

The sound is low on Tim and Elaine’s part, so I’ve posted their remarks here:

Tim Schaller’s remarks, President of Asheville Brewers Alliance;
Elaine Lite’s remarks, Community Volunteer, Publisher Critter Magazine, Chair Mountain Voices Alliance

A very special guest showed up in the audience (no, I’m not talking about Tim Moffitt’s employee). Jane Whilden, who is running against Moffitt in this year’s election was in attendance, so we asked her to come to the podium and say some words. I met her for the first time after learning about the water issue and Moffitt’s ties to ALEC and Art Pope. She’s really good people and, since she’s running against big Raleigh extremist bucks, needs everyone’s help this year to get elected.

After the press conference, Buncombe County Chair, David Gantt, and Save Asheville’s Water researcher, Barry Summers, appeared on two local radio shows after the press conference. You can listen here. Thank you to all the press for covering this critical issue:


Buncombe County Chairman David Gantt and Barry Summers on Local Edge Radio, 880 the Revolution (4/13/12) (segment begins at 27:10) 


Buncombe County Chairman David Gantt and Barry Summers on the  Pete Kaliner Show, followed  by Rep. Tim Moffitt 570 WWNC (4/13/12)

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