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    NATURIST ACTION COMMITTEE
    ADVISORY
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    http://www.naturistaction.org
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    Copyright 2007 by the Naturist Action Committee, which is responsible
    for its content. Permission is granted for the posting, forwarding or
    redistribution of this message, provided that it is reproduced in its
    entirety and without alteration.

    DATE : August 5, 2007
    SUBJECT: Brattleboro, Vermont
    TO : All Naturists

    Dear Naturist,

    This is an Advisory from the Naturist Action Committee concerning Brattleboro, Vermont.


    BRIEF HISTORY AND DISCUSSION

    During a heat wave last summer, the town of Brattleboro received national media scrutiny for a local group of teenagers who liked to congregate while partially or fully naked in a downtown parking lot. At the time, Brattleboro's Selectboard chose not to act, with the belief that the nudity would cease when the chilly autumn weather arrived, which did happen.

    On July 6 of this year, a 68-year-old man walked through the downtown area wearing only sandals and a fanny pack. The man told a reporter from the local paper that he had planned his vacation in order to visit Brattleboro because he had learned about their leniency towards public nudity through the Internet. This happened to coincide with Brattleboro's Gallery Walk, a popular monthly event that business owners consider a draw for tourists and their dollars.

    After receiving many complaints from town residents and business owners, Brattleboro's Selectboard wrote an "emergency" temporary ordinance that prohibits nudity in the downtown area, in the town park, in the village of West Brattleboro, and also within 250 feet of a school or place of worship. The Selectboard enacted this ordinance by a margin of 3 to 2 and will consider making this ordinance permanent at their meeting on Tuesday, August 7, 2007.


    WHAT IS NAC DOING?

    The Naturist Action Committee has been working to organize and support Brattleboro residents who oppose the ordinance and will speak against making the ordinance permanent.

    NAC board member Virginia Schnee has provided support to these residents in the form of talking points and brochures to distribute.


    WHAT IS NAC ASKING YOU TO DO?

    This is an advisory. NAC is asking that you NOT take action at this time, and unless you are a resident of Brattleboro, that you NOT attend the Selectboard meeting on Tuesday. Any participation from naturists outside of Brattleboro and the surrounding Vermont towns, no matter how well intentioned, would not be approved by the Selectboard and could seriously jeopardize the carefully organized efforts of NAC to support local residents.


    MORE INFORMATION AND RESOURCES

    Additional information and resources, including the complete text of the ordinance and other links, are available with this NAC Action Alert on the web site of the Naturist Action Committee.

    http://www.naturistaction.org

    Select "Alerts, Advisories & Updates" and find this NAC Advisory under
    Current Advisories.

    PLEASE HELP NAC TO CONTINUE HELPING NATURISTS!

    The Naturist Action Committee is a volunteer nonprofit organization that exists to advance and protect the rights of naturists throughout North America. Identifying and fighting bad local lawmaking is necessary, but it's expensive. To do its job, NAC relies entirely on the voluntary generosity of supporters like you. To donate to NAC, use the address below:

    NAC
    PO Box 132
    Oshkosh, WI 54903

    Or call toll free (800) 886-7230 to donate by phone using your MasterCard, Visa or Discover Card.

    Or use your credit card to make a convenient online donation: http://www.naturistaction.org/donate/

    Thank you for choosing to make a difference.

    Naturally,

    Virginia Schnee
    Board Member
    Naturist Action Committee

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    Naturist Action Committee (NAC) - PO Box 132, Oshkosh, WI 54903
    Executive Director Bob Morton - [email protected]
    Board Member Virginia Schnee - [email protected]
    Online Rep. Dennis Kirkpatrick - [email protected]
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  • #2
    Here we are again with a person doing nothing sexual or obscene but gaining allot of hoopla for being nude.

    As has been said in other threads, if there was nothing sexual or obscene in behavior or actions, then what is the real beef ?

    Let it be.

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