Stop the Privatization of US National Park Campgrounds!

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The U.S. Department of the Interior is considering selling the campgrounds in National Parks in an effort to “modernize” the parks and bring in more money. Their plans will ruin the pristine beauty of some of the most magnificent places in the world with food trucks and other theme park-esque attractions.

Privatization can also be harmful to the wildlife in the parks in the form of noise pollution and food scraps that will attract animals to roadsides and parking lots which increases their chances of being struck by careless drivers. Food scraps can also introduce new bacteria to wildlife making them unable to digest their normal diet.

In addition to privatization endangering wildlife, it will drive up the parks’ entrance fees which will inhibit working-class Americans from enjoying all that the parks have to offer.

We need to tell the Department of the Interior that we care about our national parks and that we won’t see them ruined. President Franklin D. Roosevelt said it best "There is nothing so American as our national parks... The fundamental idea behind the parks...is that the country belongs to the people, that it is in process of making for the enrichment of the lives of all of us."

These are our parks, do not allow them to be ruined by corporate greed!