We need your help to take action to protect the Northeast Canyons and Seamounts. We ask that you take action in these three ways. Please see details/resources within this document for more information.
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
Massachusetts Media Response:
In Another Step to Remove Environmental Regulations, Trump Moves to Allow Fishing in New England Conservation Area By: David Abel, Globe Staff
“Why the New England Aquarium is Fighting Back Against the Trump Administration” By Nik DeCosta Kilpa, Boston.com staff
“Trump gutted protections for the Atlantic’s only marine monument — now what?” Op Ed By Miriam Goldstien in the Boston Globe
Statement on Trump Administration’s rollback of protections for Northeast Canyons and Seamounts Marine National Monument New England Aquarium
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!
If you’re a faith leader, consider adding the petition to your newsletter or website. To see how other faith leaders have spoken out on the decision made by President Trump, check out our press release.
Link to share petition: https://creationjustice.salsalabs.org/canyonsandseamounts
Contact Your Member of Congress
Call, snail mail or email 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 or check out this website to find your representative's websites!
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 a message. 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 you do what you can to uphold and strengthen national monument conservation protections, including this important marine monument. If you would like to follow up with me for next action steps on this issue, my contact information is __________. Thank you.
What MA Decision-Makers Are Saying
About this Blog
This blog shares the activities of Creation Justice Ministries. We educate and equip Christians to protect, restore, and rightly share God's creation.