UDB Board Member Jonah Yellowman & Executive Director Gavin Noyes meet with Utah Senator Jim Dabakis, a legislative ally on Native American issues.

Call, write, & visit your representatives

Contacting our legislative representatives is one of the most important tools of democracy—and a great way to demonstrate support for Bears Ears. UDB encourages you to speak from your heart about what Bears Ears means to you. Why do you support this tribally-led initiative to protect two million acres of ancestral sacred land in southeastern Utah?  Contact your congressional representatives today and ask them to tell President Obama that their constituents want to see Bears Ears protected.

Not sure what to say?

Feel free to copy and paste this text into an email, or read it aloud over the phone.

My name is __________________ and I am contacting you to encourage your support for President Obama designating Bears Ears National Monument in 2016. I stand with five sovereign tribal nations—Hopi, Navajo, Zuni, Ute Mountain Ute, and Uintah Ouray Ute—calling on the President to protect 2 million acres of ancestral land in southeast Utah as a living cultural landscape for future generations of all people.

 

As a constituent, I ask you to use your prominence as a publicly elected official to formally endorse the Bears Ears National Monument proposal. I encourage you to learn more about this carefully-crafted and tribally-led initiative, which has the unified support of more than 125 Native American nations across the U.S.

 

Please lend your support by letting the Obama administration know that voters want to see Bears Ears National Monument protected—for good.

 

Thank you!

Student representatives from seven universities and colleges across Utah held a press conference at the State Capitol on March 15, 2016, to express support for Bears Ears and opposition to the Public Lands Initiative draft legislation.