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
26-50 of 772 signatures
Number Date Name Organization Location IMPORTANT: PLEASE CUSTOMIZE ...
747 2.6 years ago Cindy Saufferer United Methodist Women Morristown, MN The Doctrine of Discovery creates the context for Indigenous Peoples lands to be threatened by continued exploitation through continued economic investment in resource extraction and their environme...
746 2.6 years ago Yeprem Kelegian Armenian Church of America (Eastern) Racine, WI Regarding Bears Ears National Monument, our first national monument focusing on conserving the heritage of Indigenous Peoples. And we believe the most important aspect of this heritage is the fact ...
745 2.6 years ago Scott Grinthal San Mateo, CA
744 2.6 years ago Jan Wilson Interfaith Power and Light Asheville, NC During my 6 day solo hike through the Grand Canyon my faith in God grew extensively. Being able to offer this experience in all parts of the country is important. Please negatively effect the spir...
743 2.6 years ago Tammy Swoboda Ms. indianapolis, IN
742 2.6 years ago Anonymous WA Please pray on the value of these monuments to future generations and whether a line can be drawn what is for the entire population (PEOPLE) and a few greedy multinational corporations who h...
741 2.6 years ago Anonymous Huron, OH Protect our National Parks and Monuments
740 2.6 years ago Anonymous New York, NY My faith has grown through my visits to several parks and monuments. Please protect God's creation and these sacred places.
739 2.6 years ago Maria Asteinza Ms. Forest Hills, NY Dear Secretary Zinke,
As a person of faith, I value parks and monuments which help us learn, play and pray. I also take seriously my duty to participate in care for our nation's public lands. P...
738 2.6 years ago Maria Asteinza Ms. Forest Hills, NY
737 2.6 years ago Anthony Albert Corvallis, OR Stop grating our country and its treasures!
736 2.6 years ago Mark Schroeder, O.F.M. Franciscans for Justice Sacramento, CA Please stop falling for the deceptions of big corporations. You need to be bold--and make the stance for Beauty, for upholding the care for God's Creation that is in your department.
Do the righ...
735 2.6 years ago Olivia Factor Hiram, OH Having lived in Utah many years I appreciate the great beauty of the western landscape. The land is so fragile that abuse now will damage it for centuries. Please protect what we have now so that ...
734 2.6 years ago Evalee Mickey Pax Christi North liberty, IA We must save those sacred lands from any kind of destruction
733 2.6 years ago Matty Giuliano Mr. Hazlet, NJ
732 2.6 years ago Gene Fox Mr. Kitty Hawk, NC
731 2.6 years ago Jim Steitz Mr. Gatlinburg, TN President Obama correctly and justly protected this precious landscape from those petty and parochial interests who would exchange it for the thirty pieces of silver to be had from another coal mine...
730 2.6 years ago Rita Meuer jv court worker Madison, WI Why would you want to destroy it? For what purpose but money and power and control?
729 2.6 years ago Katherine Eisele Mrs. Sioux Falls, SD Dear Secretary Zinke,
My father was a National Park Ranger. As his daughter, and a person of faith, I urge you to work to preserve and uphold ALL national monuments including and especially the...
728 2.6 years ago Jonathan Knight Retired Downers Grove, IL So many past administration'so - Republican and Democratic - have preserved these parks and monuments because the American people believe that preservation is more important than profits of large co...
727 2.6 years ago Wayne Steffen Mr. Fresno, CA
726 2.6 years ago Linda Martin Broadalbin First Presbyterian Church Edinburg, NY We must not give up land to exploitation for the greed of a few wealthy under the guise of making jobs available, etc. We need our sacred spaces. We are called by God to be caretakers of our preci...
725 2.6 years ago Lynn Anner-Bolieu Ms Gallup, NM The people of the American Tribes are US citizens like everyone else born in the US. They are perfectly capable of voting for and managing land's that they live on. You have no right to take away pu...
724 2.6 years ago Sabrina Moreau Cypress, CA Dear Secretary Zinke,
As a person of faith, I value parks and monuments which help us learn, play and pray. I also take seriously my duty to participate in care for our nation's public lands. P...
723 2.6 years ago Jason Miller Franciscan Action Network Arlington, VA We must protect all of our national parks--the jewels of our nation!
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