On Tuesday, July 19th, at 10:00am ET, activists and community leaders from the Castner Range Coalition will hold a press conference outside of the Department of Interior headquarters urging the Biden administration to use its authority under the Antiquities Act to designate Castner Range as a national monument. At the press conference, members of the Castner Range Coalition will deliver a petition signed by more than 137,000 people in support of the creation of Castner Range National Monument.
WHEN: Tuesday, July 19th - 10:00am ET
WHERE: Department of Interior Office Steps. 1849 C Street NW. Washington, DC
SPEAKERS INCLUDE: Pastor Moses Borjas of Por La Creación; Janaé Reneaud Field from the Frontera Land Alliance; Gabaccia Moreno of Nuestra Tierra Conservation Project; Eric Pearson of the El Paso Community Foundation; and Janessa Goldbeck of Vet Voice Foundation
TO ATTEND, PLEASE RSVP TO: Madison Donzis at firstname.lastname@example.org
Highlighting the significance of Castner Range to Hispanic communities, the press conference and petition delivery will also feature a mariachi band. The following groups helped organize the more than 137,000 signatures on the petition: The Frontera Land Alliance; El Paso Community Foundation; Vet Voice Foundation; National Wildlife Federation; Pew; Environment America; Environment Texas; Friends of the Earth; The Wilderness Society; League of Conservation Voters; Trust for Public Land; Monuments for All; Nuestra Tierra Conservation Project; Hispanic Access Foundation; El Paso Zoo and Botanical Garden; and Franklin Mountains Wilderness Coalition
VIEW THE PETITION HERE: https://secure.everyaction.com/QM1Yat6mWE-klKrTJptr1A2#
After the press conference, members of the Castner Range Coalition will meet with leaders from the Department of Interior and Bureau of Land Management.
You can learn more about the Castner Range Coalition here: https://castnerrange.org/