What You Can Do
1 Sign the petition to Stop the Hotel: CLICK HERE
Encourage friends and family to visit this website and sign the petition.
2 Donate to support our work
Expenses for legal counsel and expert witnesses are significant. Please send a tax-deductible donation as described here: Donate
3 Request a yard sign and red ribbons to show your support:
You can see pictures and request yard signs or ribbons here: Yard Sign and Ribbons
4 Write a letter to the editor (or guest column) for the Black Mountain or Asheville papers
The Black Mountain News is covering this issue closely, and will welcome letters or op-ed columns. They request letters to be under 200 words, but often accept longer submissions; email to firstname.lastname@example.org by Thursday at 3 pm. Include name, hometown and a telephone number. More BMNews contact info here.
The Asheville Citizen-Times invites letters to the editor of 250 words or less. Include your name, mailing address, daytime telephone number and email address, and email to email@example.com. Op-eds are submitted the same way except they should be around 750 words and also include a one-sentence bio and head shot. Submissions might be edited for space and clarity. Phone: 828-232-5912
5 Send comments to the MRA Board Task Force
In March the MRA Board appointed a task force to serve as the board’s representatives on this issue. Please send your opinions and questions to the MRA board at firstname.lastname@example.org. The task force will collect and review these communications.
The MRA Task Force includes members of the board’s executive committee and four additional board members (all cottagers): Aram Bae, Edna Banes, Amantha Barbee, Chris Boney, Harry Emerson, David Evans, Lewis Galloway, Taylor Lewis Guthrie Hartman, Will Jones, Helen Krone, Sally Miller, Ross Sloan, and Burnet Tucker (Chair).
6 Sign up to stay connected: There are two email lists we use to communicate, as noted on the petition:
The Stewards Updates List will send updates from the Montreat Stewards once or twice a month, and when there is important news.
The Montreat Stewards Google Group receives more frequent news and allows those working against the proposed hotel to communicate with each other.
Email us at MontreatStewards@gmail.com and specify which list you want to join, and you will be added.
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