Sample Call to Action Fort Lyon Letter of Support for SB-210

May 6, 2013

{Insert Senator name and address}

{Insert name of Senator},

As a concerned citizen, I want to express my support of SB-210 to re-purpose Fort Lyon, and encourage your support as well. This year Fort Lyon was listed to Colorado Preservation, Inc.’s Colorado’s Most Endangered Places List. This list focuses on threatened significant historic sites across the state, and works to ensure that they are a “Save” for future generations. As I am sure you are aware, Fort Lyon possesses huge historical significance for not only Southeast Colorado, but the State and Nation as a whole. The Fort is an important part of the area’s early history and demonstrative of expansion into the West.

Since the Colorado Department of Corrections has vacated the entire facility, the Fort’s future has been uncertain. Ideally, a new use will be found for the facility that highlights the importance of the site and maintains the overall integrity and historical significance of the entire Fort Lyons complex. The proposal put forth in SB-210 does just that, and will make it possible for the story of Fort Lyon to be continued to be told to future generations. The re-purposing of Fort Lyon will benefit the entire state through:  lower operation and maintenance costs than similar facilities in more urban areas, recovering our state’s most vulnerable homeless individuals, providing a successful chance for recovery, and providing an economic driver for Bent County.

In addition, the re-purposing of Fort Lyon will help to maintain the large historic building stock on site. As a preservationist, I cannot stress to you enough the benefits of building a future with our historic places. Again, I encourage you to favorably consider SB-210 and the re-purposing of Fort Lyon.

Please do not hesitate to contact me regarding any questions or concerns.

Sincerely,

{insert name and information here}

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