5/30/08

Thought We Would Share

In our recent work with the STDU campaign we have been reaching out to neighbors to give us their honest feedback and concerns with the Ride the Ducks Tour Boats. I must say that almost every Duck Ride neighbor had something to say, or should I say complain about the Rides. Besides the usual, “they are annoying,” “they are loud,” and “they are antagonizing,” we heard some rather disturbing experiences from local Philadelphians, that really ruffled our feathers even further. Please continue to send us your experiences and we will make sure we are heard! Thanks!

Nicole

5/23/08

Pumped up!

Hello Supporters!

It has been a busy week, with tons of emails pouring in from Philadelphians
along with some letters from folks out on the West Coast pledging their
support and attendance at the next protest. Our protest back in April proved
to be a huge success, with local media coverage and crowd support. Since our
campaign has remained strong over the past few months, my fellow STDUers and
I believe now might be a great time to get out our megaphone and posters and
have another protest. We have not yet figured out when or where this next
protest will be but I will of course inform all of you when we figure out
everything. Anyway, thank you all for your continued support!

GET READY!
Nicole

5/19/08

THE QUIET BEFORE THE STORM

So I know it’s been a little quiet on our part here at the Shut the Duck Up! Campaign, but don’t interpret that as us backing down! We have been doing a lot of research about the environmental affects of the Duck Boats as well as some other issues that concern us and have been working hard to contact all of the right people in order to get these issues addressed. Our most recent Press Release, discussed how there are potential threats to the ducks that live within our neighborhood who are attracted to the Mallard calls made by the “quackers” given out as a souvenir to the Duck Boat attendees. This is so sad and not to mention terrible, our deepest concern is for the safety of these poor ducks.

We have also been in contact with many press outlets in order to reach out to as many people as possible. Walt’s protesting has continued and we are seeing more support than ever! Due to all of this great and amazing support, we are now planning another PROTEST!! So get excited, stay strong, and stay informed! We will keep you updated with the most up to date news about the Shut the Duck UP! Campaign and let you know information about the protest as it comes together.

BEST,
Nicole Darling