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Congress: Stop the destruction of Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument

Blasting has begun in Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument in southern Arizona, as contractors for U.S. Customs and Border Patrol clear sections of the precious landscape for a fortified section of border wall.

Our national monuments are the pride of the nation and we cannot stand by and watch as the Trump administration moves to destroy Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument. Take action now and demand Congress act to stop the destruction of Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument!

Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument is a UNESCO biosphere reserve, a designation conferred in 1976 to honor the land’s outstanding ecological value. This destruction undermines that very concept, and will have harmful consequences for Organ Pipe’s fragile landscape. Construction of the border wall has already ripped up 100 cacti, including 76 iconic saguaros that are found only in the Sonoran Desert and normally live 200 years, or more!

Organ Pipe is also home to cultural sites and grounds sacred to the Tohono O’odham people, who are among many Indigenous nations who trace their ancestry to lands protected by the Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument.

Some places are too precious to dynamite, dig up, or destroy; and Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument is one of them. We cannot lose this incredible and irreplaceable place. Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument is at risk of irreversible destruction, but with your help, we can beat back this attack by taking the fight head-on in Congress.

Take action right now to stand up to the destruction of Organ Pipe so the National Monument is not subject to dynamite blasting and destruction.

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Congressional Petition

RE: Stop the destruction of Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument 


I am outraged that Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument is being dynamited. This special place is home to archeological sites, Native American artifacts and sacred sites, and wild lands that help define who we are as a nation. This attack on our public lands must not stand.

It is time for Congress to act. Please listen to millions of Americans who love and use our lands by standing up to the Trump administration's decision to blast apart parts of Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument for border wall construction. This unique place benefits all Americans, including future generations. As my representative, I urge you to fight this decision and to protect Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument for generations to come.

Thank you,

Sincerely,
[Your Name]
[Your Address]
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[Your Email]