Following U.S. Department of Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke’s recommendation to reduce the size of 27 national monuments, President Trump took the unprecedented step of removing protections of 85% of Bears Ears National Monument and almost 50% of Grand Staircase-Escalante.
Entertain Impact worked to engage influencers in support of the Antiquities Act, including singer-songwriter Joy Villa who implored the President to make no further cuts with a heartfelt op-ed and held several Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) interviews.
We also pitched the campaign to award-winning actor Gary Busey, who agreed to support the campaign by posting on social media calling for the protection of our national monuments. Four-time Olympic Gold Medalist Jamie Anderson also posted in support and raised awareness for the issue. Both personally know President Trump from their time on Celebrity Apprentice, and implored him to consider protecting our National monuments.
Collectively, we helped encourage more bipartisan support than ever for a recent Congressional vote (220-193), rejecting attacks on Ironwood Forest National Monument in Southern Arizona.
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You can also read our agency updates for more information on our work preserving national monuments.
Originally posted August 6, 2018