The corporate leadership in support of all-of-us - and against Trump - has been strong and steady. Over 100 companies (and growing) have now sued the Trump Administration over the second Muslim Ban. This week, Patagonia made us proud again by responded swiftly to Trump’s Executive Order rescinding national monuments.
In case you missed it, on Wednesday Trump signed an Executive Order which asked Secretary Ryan Zinke to review national monuments set aside by Presidents Clinton, Bush, and Obama. Since 1906 (under the Antiquities Act) Presidents have been setting public lands aside for “historic, cultural, or scientific reasons”. But Trump has no respect for history, culture, or science -- after signing his order Trump said: “Tremendously positive things are going to happen on that incredible land, the likes of which there is nothing more beautiful anywhere in the world.”
This article details all of the already beautiful land we stand to lose to golf courses, gold towers, and oil drilling.
Patagonia’s CEO Rose Marcario immediately issued a powerful statement in response, which begins:
“Less than 24 hours after joining with our industry to celebrate the economic power of outdoor recreation, in a hypocritical move, the Trump administration took unprecedented steps that could result in the removal of protections for treasured public lands. We take this as a sign that Trump and his team prefer to cater to fossil fuel interests and state land grabs for unsustainable development, rather than preserve a vital part of our nation’s heritage for future generations by protecting federal lands owned by every citizen.”
All-of-us must join Patagonia in protecting our public lands.
1. Read Patagonia’s full statement.
2. Call your Members of Congress and express your outrage at Trump’s executive order. Use one of these tools.
3. Contact Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke and express your outrage at Trump’s executive order.
4. Tweet to Patagonia (@Patagonia) and thank them for their corporate leadership. Retweet Rose Macario’s statement and retweet this so that all-of-us know what we stand to lose.