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Vote Douglass, control our destiny

SoVaNow.com / October 18, 2012
Dear Viewpoint:

We can determine our own destiny when we go to the polls on November 6 to vote for our next senator. This election should be all about uranium mining and our present senator, Robert Hurt, has done nothing to protect us from that monster for the past four years. Nor is he likely to, for you see, Robert’s father, Henry Hurt, is heavily invested in Virginia Uranium, Inc., and he has been mining proponent from the very beginning. Senator Robert Hurt has tried to distance himself from the uranium mining issue, but he cannot because of his family’s involvement. Uranium mining which will potentially enrich the Hurt family, could destroy our land and heritage and the health of future generations — forever. Senator Hurt has a conflict of interest here and the honorable thing to do would be to step aside so that someone else could represent “The People” of the Fifth District. Uranium mining is the greatest threat our state has ever faced; far greater than the Civil War.

Robert Hurt is a very nice young man, but we do not need a nice young man with family ties to uranium mining representing us in Washington. We need someone who will fight this monster head-on, and we have such a person in General John Douglass. I urge everyone to go to the polls and vote for Gen. Douglass who is adamantly opposed to uranium mining and has pledged to introduce legislation to ban uranium mining in Virginia.

Our future is at stake. Send a message to Washington and Richmond and Pittsylvania County that we do not want, and will not tolerate uranium mining in Virginia. Vote for Gen. John Douglass.

Yours truly,
Jack Dunavant

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