**Tell USU President Noelle Cockett and Mad Scientist Messmer that they are breaking UT Code Title 52, Chapter 4, Open & Public Meetings Act. **
*NO public, state or federal funds, paid to the University, can be used for this CLOSED conference/workshop.
*Members attending, using taxpayer money to pay for entry fees, hotel or other travel expenses, are also breaking the law by attending.
*This closed meeting, in which they intend to discuss the fate of public resources (wild horses & burros) and how public funds, taxpayer dollars will be used to implement that fate, does not meet the requirements for closed meeting or executive session.
*The plan to record all but the panel discussion with the scientific ‘experts’ is unacceptable. The public has the right t know and hear the opinions of the scientists that this representative ‘coalition’ or horse haters bases their decisions on. (Too often the science is twisted to meet a pre-determined outcome.)
Flood emails, answering machines, and fax lines with messages expressing your outrage! USU must open this meeting to the press and public or face the consequences of violating the law!
Business or work: (435) 797-1162
Fax: (435) 797-1173
Phone: (435) 797-3975
Send a letter to the University Board of Trustees (the chairman of the board is Mr. Jody K. Burnett, if you want to address it to him) using this link:
CAES sent this letter to the University President, Mr. Messmer who is hosting the event (he is a professor) and the Board of Trustees. We’ve attached our letter here as well:
Read more about our fundraiser to send CAES delegate Patience to the meeting: