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President Trump’s recently proposed budget virtually eliminates funding for America’s most successful conservation program.

This attack would have catastrophic consequences. Without funding from the Land and Water Conservation Fund, many of our country’s most revered national parks and wild lands simply would not exist.

We need to put as much pressure as possible on Congress to fight this devastating budget cut and protect public lands, permanently. That’s why our Federal Affairs team — and a group of 60 dedicated TPL supporters — are taking Capitol Hill by storm on Tuesday and Wednesday to meet with over 70 members of Congress’ offices.

We're fighting to get the LWCF permanent funding, protect our national monuments, lower the barriers to getting outside, secure funds for climate-smart parks and trails, and to prevent the sale of public lands to private companies — but we can't do it without your help. There are powerful politicians and special-interest lobbyists working against us at every turn. Show your support by adding your name today.

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RE: Support pro-public lands bills


I am extremely disappointed in recent attacks on our public lands, including President Trump's proposed budget that would virtually eliminate the Land and Water Conservation Fund, and attempts in Congress to gut the Antiquities Act. These attacks display a disturbing disregard for our environment and the public lands used for recreation by millions of American families. Therefore, I urge you - as my representative - to support the following public lands bills so that our nation's special outdoor spaces will be preserved for generations to come:

The Land and Water Conservation Fund Permanent Funding Act: For the past 55 years, the Land and Water Conservation Fund has protected over 45,000 state and local park projects in all 50 states. President Trump's proposed cuts for the Fund would pull the rug out from important local, state, and federal efforts aimed at supporting parks, trails, and other outdoor recreation needs. I urge you to work to pass this bill in order to ensure President Trump's proposal never sees the light of day and so that the program gets full, permanent, and dedicated funding.

Antiquities Act (of 2019): I am deeply opposed to any attempt to gut the Antiquities Act, and support efforts to protect the original Antiquities Act. The Antiquities Act of 1906 was signed into law to protect lands of historical, scientific, and cultural significance. Since then, it has been used by almost every president to create or expand our country's national monuments, including magnificent landscapes like the Grand Canyon. As my representative, I ask that you support the Antiquities Act of 2019 to ensure these special outdoor spaces are protected for years to come.

America's Public Land Act: Putting our public spaces in the hands of private companies goes against the very concept of public lands. I urge you to keep public lands in public hands by supporting the America's Public Land Act, which will prevent the sale of public lands to private companies.

Outdoors for All Act and the Outdoor Recreation Legacy Partnership Grant Program Act:
100 million Americans, including 28 million children, still don't have a green space close to home. Access to the outdoors is critical: it provides climate resiliency, improves public health, and builds social capital. Please support the Outdoors for All Act, which will lower the barrier to getting outside and provide grants for parks and recreation projects in communities that need them the most, and the Outdoor Recreation Legacy Partnership Grant Program Act, which will fund climate-smart parks and trials across the country that are sorely needed.

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