It’s time to make your voices heard!
Please call both of your U.S. Senators today and urge them to support the Protecting America’s Wilderness and Public Lands Act, HR 803, which the House of Representatives has passed.
We have an important window of opportunity to protect new national forest wilderness areas. In fact, this may be our last, best chance to secure these important wilderness designations so that places like Washington’s Moonlight Dome receive the permanent protection from logging that they deserve.
When contacting your senators, first tell them who you are and that “I support HR 803, the Protecting America’s Wilderness and Public Lands Act.”
Mention two or three reasons why protecting wilderness is important. Examples include:
• Wilderness areas protect our sources of clean water.
• Wilderness stores carbon and protects against the effects of climate change.
• Wilderness promotes biodiversity.
• Wilderness reminds us that humans rely on the natural world for survival.
If you have a personal story that illustrates the value of wilderness, please also share it with your senators.
The Congressional switchboard phone number is 202-224-3121, which can connect you to your senators’ offices. Thank you for helping us preserve our natural treasures!