CALL TO ACTION
- Write. Use the latest news as an excuse to write your opinion in a letter to the editor to your local paper. Letters take 15 minutes to write and require no previous experience. Check out our TIPS on How to Write an Effective Letter to the Editor here. Feel free to send us your drafts for copyediting help. And always send us published letters so we can repost them and get them more attention!
- Give. An executive order to reduce national monument size may or may not be legal, but regardless, a slurry of lawsuits is expected to follow. If you oppose the executive order, donate what you can to the lawsuit efforts.
- Protest. If protest is your preferred method, join the Dec 2 Rally Against Trump’s Monumental Mistake (1-2:30p at the State Capitol Rotunda on Capitol Hill) during Trump’s visit to Utah. There will also be a street protest on December 4th (time and location TBD — text keyword UTAH to 52886 to get text alerts about this or click here).
- Share. Care about this issue? Spread the word to others by sharing this action. And continue to spread important op-eds and articles across social media for local and out-of-state audiences alike, such as:
Deseret News oped by state legislator Rep. Chavez Houck: “Leave Utah’s monuments alone”
CBS News: “How Trump’s national monument decision could affect massive deposit of fossils”
The Atlantic: “Is America’s ‘Best Idea’ at Stake?”
High Country News oped: “Don’t trim Grand Staircase. If anything, expand it.”
SF Chronicle oped by a former director of the National Parks Service: “Bears Ears perfects America’s best idea by including tribes”
NY Times oped: “Trump Attacks Teddy Roosevelt’s Grand Legacy”
SL Tribune: “Southern Utah businesses united in keeping Grand Staircase-Escalante protected”
High Country News: “What could be lost in a push for mining in monuments”