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Sponsored by: National Parks Conservation Association

The Antiquities Act is one of our nation's most valuable conservation tools that allows any president to designate federal lands and waters as national monuments for their historic, scientific or scenic significance. This law has been critical to the creation of our National Park System. Muir Woods National Monument, Grand Canyon National Park, and Statue of Liberty National Monument were all designated and protected under the Antiquities Act. Since its passage in 1906, this bipartisan law has been used by sixteen U.S. Presidents, eight Republicans and eight Democrats, to declare 149 national monuments.

Please sign our petition today asking Congress to oppose any bills or amendments that intend to undermine the Antiquities Act, or prevent the preservation of areas designated under it.

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Dear Members of Congress,

For over one hundred years, the Antiquities Act has been used as a bipartisan conservation tool. With the exception of the Organic Act of 1916, no law has had more influence over the development of the modern National Park System. The act protects federal lands that make up the cultural, historic, natural, recreational and scenic resources that are our national legacy.

National monuments are also important because they provide economic benefits to local communities. Regions surrounding national monuments have seen increased economic benefits such as improvement in employment and increased per-capita income after a monument designation. I urge you to support the Antiquities Act, safeguarding America's special places, and oppose any amendments or bills that seek to undermine this important law and the future preservation of and access to our national heritage.


Petition Signatures

Sep 20, 2017 Josie Avalos
Sep 18, 2017 Karen Moore
Sep 18, 2017 Harold and Georgi Mortensen
Sep 18, 2017 Joslynne Davidson
Sep 9, 2017 Wanda Mahboub
Sep 6, 2017 kathleen conroy
Sep 3, 2017 Donna Jay
Aug 31, 2017 Martha Jaquith
Aug 31, 2017 Ea Eilimo
Aug 31, 2017 Lillian Gueli
Aug 31, 2017 Wanda Majeski
Aug 31, 2017 Helga Preinesberger
Aug 29, 2017 Alyssa Oggiono
Aug 26, 2017 Caroline Bird
Aug 26, 2017 Sheryl Skoglund
Aug 25, 2017 Kara A. H.
Aug 24, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Aug 22, 2017 jane Leavitt
Aug 20, 2017 Mary Webb
Aug 20, 2017 Melissa Bird
Aug 18, 2017 elizabeth cano
Aug 17, 2017 Brenda Schneider
Aug 17, 2017 Apryl Mefford-Hemauer
Aug 16, 2017 Ann Waldrop
Aug 15, 2017 Penny Fleischman
Aug 15, 2017 Shirley Patterson
Aug 15, 2017 MICHAEL ROSSI
Aug 15, 2017 Brandy Schumacher
Aug 15, 2017 Juliane Rocha
Aug 15, 2017 Julie Reid
Aug 14, 2017 melissa mortenson
Aug 13, 2017 Francie Rawl
Aug 12, 2017 Jieun Bak
Aug 12, 2017 Sharifah Farah Debah Syed Mohammad
Aug 12, 2017 Sarah Faye Steckler
Aug 11, 2017 Heidi Ansell
Aug 10, 2017 Rose Modiano
Aug 10, 2017 Ashley Wang
Aug 10, 2017 Diana Zimmerman
Aug 10, 2017 hebe martorella
Aug 10, 2017 Karen Trainor
Aug 10, 2017 Joanne Raby
Aug 8, 2017 Inês Correia
Aug 7, 2017 Donna Gilbert
Aug 7, 2017 Justine Boneberg
Aug 7, 2017 Brian Reynolds
Aug 7, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Aug 6, 2017 Antonia Powell
Aug 6, 2017 Paula Onoff

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