Ask her to advise President Obama to designate the Organ Mountains-Desert Peaks as a national monument.
On January 24, 2014, Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell visited Las Cruces and toured portions of the Organ Mountains-Desert Peaks proposed national monument with Sens. Udall and Heinrich. She held a public meeting to hear how local citizens feel about the national monument proposal. Sec. Jewell saw first-hand how passionately New Mexicans feel about this majestic landscape. Now is the time to thank her for her visit and urge her to recommend that President Obama designate the Organ Mountains-Desert Peaks National Monument using the authority granted to him in the Antiquities Act. Take action now for the Organ Mountains-Desert Peaks.
We have been waiting years for permanent protection of the Organ Mountains-Desert Peaks in Doña Ana County.
Now that President Obama is settling into his second term, let's get things off on the right foot by asking for his active support for a new national monument in the Land of Enchantment.
On March 11, President Obama added the Point Arena-Stornetta Public Lands along California’s Mendicino Coast to the California Coastal National Monument. This is a great step forward for Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell and for the administration to start to follow through on its commitment to public lands protection.