A message from James Gilliland
ECETI Ranch is asking for your help to fight discrimination from County
ECETI Ranch is currently facing challenges from the county to stay open
to our friends and family for skywatching and small spiritual
gatherings. We have been fighting this battle for over a year and faced
demonstrated discrimination, bias and harassment from the land use
commission and planning department of Klickitat County because our
views are different than those shared by county officials. In addition
to land use challenges we have also been told that none of our
buildings (including our main residence) are allowed and/or permitted
and we do not have the right to reside in any building on the property
(regardless of necessary permits on file). We are also a working farm
and committed to creating a sustainable lifestyle as a model for a more
sustainable way of living.
As a result of these ongoing challenges, we have had to hire an
attorney specializing in these matters to represent us in this process.
We have a court date scheduled for June. The legal fees for this battle
are mounting and at this time we are not able to meet those financial
needs as it has drained our available resources. We have been told that
our legal fees are estimated to be $15,000 in order to resolve all
aspects of these challenges. Our legal team has advised that we have
a solid case and demonstrated bias from county officials but that it is
not possible to fight this battle without the financial resources. We
are confident we will be successful with financial contributions from
our friends to make this possible.
We are asking for support from our friends and ECETI family to allow us
to continue this very important work.
We have been in existence for 25 years as a non-profit organization and
continue to offer a variety of events both onsite and online, many of
which are free to the public. All other activities are on a donation
basis as we are a non-profit organization. We have never asked for this
type of support and we hesitate to do so now in light of the current
economic and social unrest being experienced all around us but we have
no choice than to reach out to each of you for assistance. Any amount
This work is more important now than ever and it is through your
support that we can continue to be of service to those that are on the
path to self mastery and awakening.
To Donate Please go to:http://www.gofundme.com/ECETI-Ranch
Please share far and wide! With your support we can take a stand
against tyranny and continue towards our goal of healing humanity and