Urgent: Send a Personal Message to Secretary Zinke about Monuments

***THE COMMENT PERIOD HAS CLOSED.***

On April 26th, President Trump signed an executive order directing the Department of Interior, led by Secretary Ryan Zinke, to make recommendations to eliminate or shrink parks and monuments that have been protected by our presidents in recent decades, including the incredible Bears Ears National Monument which protects over 100,000 irreplaceable archaeological and cultural sites which are sacred to tribes.

With your help, we can demonstrate the overwhelming public support for all national monuments. For just a few weeks, the Department of the Interior will receive public comments about this order. Now is the time to show Secretary Zinke that we value sabbath spaces where our communities learn, play, and pray.

It is necessary to customize your comment to the Department of Interior. In addition to the petition language below, please add information. Information entered will be publicly viewable on regulations.gov.

Here are some ideas of comments you might add:

* I visited and enjoyed _______ National Monument, and would hate to see it diminished.

* My faith has grown through my _______ experiences with National Monuments and other public lands.

* Many national monuments have honored and conserved our nation's spiritual heritage, in addition to cultural and national heritage. One that is especially dear to me is _______.



This petition has a goal of 1000 signatures
1-25 of 772 signatures
Number Date Name Organization Location IMPORTANT: PLEASE CUSTOMIZE ...
772 1 year ago B Karlen Tenafly, NJ Our heritage as a country should not be sold to the highest bidder. Please keep the integrity of our commitment to higher values intact.
771 1 year ago Amarilys Laguna Catholic Church Camuy, PR
770 2 years ago Dennis Testerman Presbyterians for Earth Care Concord, NC I attended high school in the shadow of the Blue Ridge Parkway. While earning my B.S. in conservation at Va Tech, I studied park management under a recently retired superintendent of the Blue Ridge ...
769 2 years ago Dennis Testerman Presbyterians for Earth Care Concord, NC I attended high school in the shadow of the Blue Ridge Parkway. While earning my B.S. in conservation at Va Tech, I studied park management under a recently retired superintendent of the Blue Ridge ...
768 2 years ago Dennis Testerman Presbyterians for Earth Care Concord, NC I attended high school in the shadow of the Blue Ridge Parkway. While earning my B.S. in conservation at Va Tech, I studied park management under a recently retired superintendent of the Blue Ridge ...
767 2 years ago Dennis Testerman Presbyterians for Earth Care Concord, NC I attended high school in the shadow of the Blue Ridge Parkway. While earning my B.S. in conservation at Va Tech, I studied park management under a recently retired superintendent of the Blue Ridge ...
766 2 years ago Maria Asteinza Ms. Forest Hills, NY
765 2 years ago Barbara Carr Sisters of St. Francis of Philadelphia Kingsville, MD These monuments belong to all of us, especially the native tribes that have been treated so unfairly with ancestral land grabs and forced reservation living. Great injustice that is a mark on our hi...
764 2 years ago Joe Harrison Mr. Nutley, NJ Mr. Zinke, I am a person who values my own religious tradition,as well as, the traditions of Native Americans. Bears Ears National Monument helps to present and preserve those Native American tradit...
763 2 years ago William Nusbaum Minneapolis, MN Once it is GONE it will be GONE FOREVER !!!
This "eliminate" AND "shrink" will be IRREVERSABLE !!!
762 2 years ago jeri rich Vallejo, CA
761 2 years ago Rene Suarez Buena Park, CA It's important to preserve our national monuments as places of nature, serenity and meditation for all.
760 2 years ago Kathy Doyle Allegany Franciscans Quakertown, PA National Parks and Monuments are treasures that reveal nature, the way God intended it be and speak of the indigenous tribes who first inhabited this magnificent land. We would be truly diminished ...
759 2 years ago Marge Wissman Mr. Oldenburg, IN Please respect the Native americans rights connected with the monument and do not desecrate yet another treasure of theirs.
758 2 years ago Thomas Windberg Austin, TX
757 2 years ago Georgene Wilson Wheaton Franciscans Wheaton, IL
756 2 years ago Martin Washington Mr Berkeley, CA Please save our Parks for our Children Grandchildren and Our Great Grandchildren!
755 2 years ago Evalee Mickey Pax Christi North liberty, IA
754 2 years ago Evalee Mickey Pax Christi North liberty, IA
753 2 years ago Warren Hines NULL, NE Secretary Zinke,
Our national parks and monuments truly exemplify what makes our nation great. These special places provide invaluable opportunities to pray and draw closer to God, learn about ...
752 2.1 years ago Holly Hallman Retired Port Ludlow, WA My mother was a professional woman in the USDA Forest Service back in the day when there were few women at that level. Born and raised in South Dakota but living in Denver, we traveled back and for...
751 2.1 years ago Anonymous Portland, OR Dear Sec. Zinke;

I urge you to maintain ALL national monuments and retain all public lands under public, federal stewardship. As a person of faith and a Westerner, the environmental legacy ...
750 2.1 years ago Michael Collins Boston College Cambridge, MA With regards to indigenous lands, it is not exclusively an environmental issue: "it is essential to show special care for indigenous communities and their cultural traditions. They are not merely on...
749 2.1 years ago Anonymous Denton, TX Little Bighorn Battlefield, White Sands, Capulin,Devil's Tower. I have visited these National Monuments and hope to visit many more. National Monuments represent some of the best of what makes Ameri...
748 2.1 years ago Cynthia Rives United Methodist Women Denton, TX Dear Secretary Zinke,
As a national director of United Methodist Women and a member of the Acts of Repentance Working Group, I ask you to please preserve and uphold all national monuments, incl...
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