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#MonumentsForAll! Save the San Gabriel Mountains and other National Monuments for All

 

HANDS OFF THE SAN GABRIEL MOUNTAINS NATIONAL MONUMENT

U.S. Representatives Judy Chu, Jimmy Gomez, Adam Schiff, and Brad Sherman, and El Monte Mayor Andre Quintero, spoke at a rally to support the San Gabriel Mountains National Monument and Monuments for All, August 2017

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RESIDENTS SPEAK OUT AGAINST ATTACK ON PUBLIC MONUMENTS

“To attack national monuments undermines the precious natural heritage of the people and the nation. It’s wrong on environmental grounds, it’s wrong on social justice grounds, it’s wrong because it violates the will of the people.” Robert García, The City Project, Next 100, NRDC

 

SAN GABRIEL MOUNTAINS: A SYMBOL OF ENVIRONMENTAL JUSTICE

Civil Rights attorney Robert García shares the story of his personal connection to the San Gabriels. The City Project, Next 100, NRDC, San Gabriel Mountains Forever, July 2017

“It’s not just about conservation, clean air, clean water, clean land, habitat protection. It’s about the people.” Robert García, The City Project.

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SUPPORT NATIONAL MONUMENTS AND OPPOSE REVIEW UNDER EXECUTIVE ORDER 13792

“Monuments and the great outdoors have the power to improve mental and physical health, enhance learning, and transform lives.”

The City Project, Next 100, GreenLatinos, International Mayan League, and Robert Bracamontes, Acjachemen Nation, Juaneno Tribe, Public Comments re: Maintain National Monuments, submitted to Departments of Interior and Commerce, July 2017.

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STOP THE MONUMENTAL MISTAKE NRPA

Testifying before Congress L to R: Hugo Turek, Montana rancher; Megan Duffy, retail; Carrie Hamblen, Las Cruces Green Chamber of Commerce and LGBTQ leader; Robert Vessels, US Army veteran; Robert García, The City Project, Next 100, GreenLatinos, San Gabriel Mountains Forever

“This review denigrates the work that brought diverse communities together, from those in urban neighborhoods fighting for equal access to nature and recreation, to others protecting cultural identity.” Robert García, Stop the Monumental Mistake, NRPA Parks & Recreation Magazine, June 2017.

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CONGRESSIONAL TESTIMONY ON IMPLICATIONS OF THE EXECUTIVE ORDER REVIEWING NATIONAL MONUMENTS

Watch the video of the Congressional Testimony on The Implications of the Executive Order on Review of National Monuments, US House Committees on Natural Resources, Veterans’ Affairs, and Small Business Representatives Forum, US Capitol, Washington, DC, June 2017.

“This administration is undermining the Antiquities Act, national monuments, and ultimately the rule of law, democratic governance, and the will of the people.” Written testimony by Robert García testified in Congress on behalf of Next 100, The City Project, GreenLatinos, and San Gabriel Mountains Forever.

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DEFENDING OUR MONUMENTS

Meeting with Ranking Member Raul Grijalva, House Natural Resources Committee, re: Border Wall, National Monuments, and Environmental Justice, Washington, DC, June 2017.

Robert García for Next 100, The City Project, GreenLatinos, and San Gabriel Mountains Forever; Jim Avramis from Friends of Ironwood Forest, NM AZ; Ranking Member Raul Grijalva; Jack Ehrhardt, Native American developer, AZ.