STAND FOR LANDS

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Saving America’s Most Important Places

December 2-9 is the Stand for Lands: Save Our National Monuments Week of Action. Across the United States, thousands of people are participating in actions to defend our national monuments from Trump’s unprecedented attacks.

President Trump has flown into Utah to announce that he's shrinking the state's Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument in half and cutting the area of Bears Ears National Monument by 85 percent. These cuts are the largest-ever reductions to our public lands made by any administration in U.S. history.

Trump wants to slash more protections for many other iconic national monuments, including significantly shrinking Nevada's Gold Butte and Cascade Siskiyou in California and Oregon.

These actions are completely unacceptable — but we’re not powerless.

Here’s how to get started:

We expect thousands of people across the country to participate in more than 100 actions to defend our national monuments from Trump’s unprecedented attacks.

We need your help to make sure Trump hears our voices loud and clear.

If Trump, Secretary Zinke and anti-public lands Republicans in Congress get their way, we’ll see more monuments handed over to corporate polluters, and no more public lands protected for our children and grandchildren.

That’s why we’re taking action to show that we won’t stand for this unprecedented attack on our public lands. There are many tactics you can use in your community to host a powerful and effective action — here are some ideas to get you started:

  • Hold a rally outside a congressional rep’s office to demand that they publicly oppose these egregious attacks and fully support our national monuments in Congress.
  • Visit a national monument near you, hold a brief demonstration and take photos before enjoying an outing together and sharing on social media.
  • Hold a demonstration at a federal building (like a regional office for the Department of the Interior — just as one example) to demand that our government put public good before private profit.
  • Target a Trump golf course or hotel near you. Hold a demonstration outside his property to protest his stealing of our public property for private gain.
  • Carry out your own creative idea!

 

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Official hashtags for the Week of Action:

  • #StandForLands
  • #MonumentsForAll
  • #SaveGrandStaircase
  • #StandWithBearsEars


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