Tell Congress: Protect our National Parks
  • Petitioned U.S. House of Representatives

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Tell Congress: Protect our National Parks

    1. Sponsored by

      National Parks Conservation Association

Yellowstone, Gettysburg, the Statue of Liberty and the Everglades are among the many national parks that we -- as Americans -- fund to celebrate our natural wonders and commemorate history for all to see.

But the continued maintenance and staffing of our parks is in jeopardy.

Right now, Congress is making critical decisions about next year’s budget and our national parks are at risk for additional budget cuts.

National parks are already underfunded. The last budget cut funding even further, and the threat of deeper cuts is very real. While we all agree that we must find creative ways to reduce our national debt, cutting funding for national parks -- which occupies just 1/13 of one percent of the federal budget -- is not the way to do it.

Our national parks not only protect America’s heritage; they are important to local economies nationwide. Research shows that every federal dollar invested in national parks generates at least four dollars of economic value for the American people. National parks support more than $13 billion of local private-sector economic activity and nearly 270,000 private-sector jobs.

The federal government has a responsibility to keep our national parks adequately funded, and it is up to us to make sure they fulfill it.

Act today: tell Congress loud and clear to stop cutting critical funding for our national parks.

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    • Martha Scheuermann HOBE SOUND, FL
      • about 3 years ago

      Protect our HISTORY! We no longer teach American History in the classrooms, please do NOT take away our National Parks & Landmarks.

      Our national parks are one of the best things we have left in this country. Being able to go and experience amazing nature our national parks have to offer are what makes life worth living. Please protect them. Please DO NOT cut money from the parks so we can spend it on more blood shed over seas! Please protect our parks from pollution and preserve them! If you need to cut spending, cut it from things that promote death, NOT things that promote life!

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    • Priscilla Elam GEORGETOWN, OH
      • about 3 years ago
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    • Margie Edson TUCSON, AZ
      • over 3 years ago

      Our National Parks belong to future generations and must be protected, supported and enhanced. Our legacy will be written in the actions we take now to insure that "America's best idea" truly thrives.

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    • Su Searle SEATTLE, UNITED STATES
      • over 3 years ago

      Do the Right thing, Congress. Make it a habit.

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    • Katheryn Woolbright WALHALLA, SC
      • over 3 years ago

      Our National Parks is what we look forward to every vaction! The hiking trails, the mountains,the wildlife, the scenery is what I look forward to seeing. It will lift your spirit!

      Our parks need to be protected!! Do it for the kids!

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