September 22, 2009

The Friends of Minidoka, Heart Mountain Wyoming Foundation, and Conservation Fund ask supporters to urge their U.S. senators to vote for legislation that will fund the acquisition of lands for the Minidoka and Heart Mountain historic sites. The 2010 House Interior appropriations bill includes $350,000 to purchase and permanently protect 100 acres of the former Minidoka incarceration camp, but the pending Senate bill does not include the funding. Friends of the camps also support proposed legislation to acquire additional lands where the Minidoka and Heart Mountain camps stood.

You can help safeguard two historic sites that will preserve the legacy of Japanese Americans who endured injust imprisonment on this soil. Do not let such historically significant ground become commercial properties. Please read this letter for more information and write your senator today.