- Write an op-ed or letter to the editor
- Sign and share our petition
- Contact your member of Congress
Write an Op-Ed or Letter to the Editor
One of the best ways to ensure that the spotlight on saving the Northeast Canyons and Seamounts is to express to your local and regional media that you care. Please consider writing a letter to the editor or an op-ed about what the Northeast Canyons and Seamounts mean to you and why it’s important to protect them. We've included what local and regional media has said about the decision. We also encourage you to check out this resource for writing an op-ed. To see how some faith leaders have spoken out on the decision made by President Trump, check out our press release.
See national news clips on this issue on our national toolkit page. Please see the following resources for helping to craft and pitch an op-ed. If you have additional questions, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Connecticut News Clips:
Governing Like a Disney Villain - The Day (6.14.20)
Conservationists Mull Lawsuits as Feds Roll Back Ocean Protections - Public News Service (6.9.20)
Sign and Share Our Petition
Build momentum! Sign our petition for the faith community on why the Northeast Canyons and Seamounts are so important. And once you’ve signed, share it with others on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram - wherever you show up in your community! Link to share petition: https://creationjustice.salsalabs.org/canyonsandseamounts
Contact Your Member of Congress
Call your members of Congress to tell them why protecting God's marine creation matters to you and your community, and that the Northeast Canyons and Seamounts Marine National Monument needs strong conservation protections. Call the Capitol switchboard at: (202) 224-3121.
Here's a script you can use when making these calls/emails:
Hello I'm ______ (name) with ________ (faith community affiliation) in ___ (city). I would like to leave an urgent message for the Member's communications staff. On World Environment Day, President Trump rolled back vital protections for the Northeast Canyons and Seamounts Marine National Monument. Faith communities worked hard to win this historic and vital biodiverse, climate resilience sanctuary for God's marine creation. I am appalled. I respectfully request the member publicly rebuke the President's action, then take further action to uphold and strengthen conservation protections for all national monuments, including this marine national monument. If you would like to follow up with me for next action steps on this issue, my contact information is __________. Thank you.