GREEN TEA PARTY JOINS CONSERVATIVE EFFORT TO PRESERVE NATIONAL MONUMENTS
Support continues to grow for conserving the monuments
WASHINGTON, DC— The American Monuments Alliance is pleased to announce its partnership with the Green Tea Coalition, which started out of the conservative Tea Party movement, and aims to guarantee a strong American future in both energy and conservation.
The American Monuments Alliance is a coalition of conservative leaders dedicated to preserving our public lands, following Department of Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke’s recommendations to shrink the acreage of some of the country’s greatest national monuments. A national survey conducted by McLaughlin & Associates has found that the vast majority of American voters oppose Zinke’s recommendation to President Trump. In fact, voters support the creation of more national monuments four to one over reducing their acreage.
Bears Ears and Grand Staircase-Escalante (both in UT) have already been drastically reduced in size, and Rio Grande del Norte (NM), Cascade-Siskiyou (OR/CA), Katahdin Woods & Waters (ME), Organ Mountains-Desert Peaks (NM), Gold Butte (NV), and more than a dozen others are at risk.
“The Green Tea Coalition is proud to join the American Monuments Alliance to protect the natural resources designated as national monuments,” said Debbie Dooley, founder of the Green Tea Coalition. “These monuments are God’s works of art that should be preserved for future generations of Americans to enjoy. We should not allow giant corporations—only interested in profits—to spoil these beautiful monuments.”
“Debbie Dooley and the Green Tea Coalition is one of the leading voices for conservation in the conservative movement—we are proud to have her and the Green Tea Party join our cause,” said David Jenkins, the president of Conservatives for Responsible Stewardship and a member of the American Monuments Alliance.
American Monuments Alliance americasmonuments.com is a grassroots coalition of conservative leaders who support the protection of National Monuments and protected lands. You can follow AMA on Twitter @A_M_Alliance, and Facebook at www.facebook.com/americanmonumentsalliance/