Friday, September 14, 2018
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Campaign to Save the Boundary Waters

We’re ready to take this fight outside.

4 things you can do right now to fight the Trump Administration’s decision to cancel the mineral withdrawal. 

September 12, 2018

Last week, Secretary Perdue went back on his word and broke his promise to each of us as American citizens by cancelling an ongoing Forest Service study. The completion of which was Perdue’s prerogative before making any decision on protecting the Boundary Waters, as he himself gave his word during congressional testimony. This study was to establish the science, economics and public opinion before making any decision. Over 180,000 Americans voiced their opinion and volumes of research were submitted proving the awaiting disaster. Without this study, we the people are now denied a reasoned and careful approach, through the silencing of sciences and our collective voices.

While there are many reasons to defend the Boundary Waters, I am personally in this fight because I want the Boundary Waters preserved for my kids and generations to come. It is my main motivation and the driver behind why I stay in this fight. 

However, no matter what your reason is for protecting the watershed of the Boundary Waters, there are four things you can do right now to fight this terrible betrayal:

  1. Sign the NEW petition and share it.
    We have an updated petition since the news from September will be automatically sent to your U.S. House member and both U.S. Senators to demand them to either stand with Trump or the American people. Then share the heck out of it—the more people the more power we have.
    Sign your name >

  1. Raise your voice or write it down.
    Do you have a lot of opinions on this and want to help? While we all needed a moment to let out our frustrations, it’s time to strike back. Post about it on social. Write a letter to the editor, no matter where in the U.S. you live. Host a house party and tell your friends and family. Ask others what they are doing to help save the Boundary Waters. There is no platform or conversation too small to make a difference.
    Like us on Facebook >
    Follow us on Twitter >
    Heart us on Instagram >

  1. Vote for the Boundary Waters.
    November 6. NOVEMBER 6!!! Remember this date, mark it on your calendar, and text your friends if they need a ride to go vote on November 6. Research candidates now and demand they protect the Boundary Waters. Tell them your vote is a Boundary Waters vote.
    Add it to your calendar >

  1. Donate. If you’ve got the money, we’ve got the time.
    I put this last because now, more than ever, we need people who can take meaningful actions. Not everyone can make a donation. If you can something as little as $3 makes a difference. Now that the Trump Administration opened up Superior National Forest to new mining prospects, we’re going to need to challenge everything the Administration throws at us.
    Donate Here >

The strength of our Campaign is that people like me and like you from across the country have banded together to protect this special place for any variety of reasons. We all know, once you have experienced the Boundary Waters, it is something that stays with you forever. It becomes a part of who you are and it is worth fighting for.

I want to extend a heartfelt thank you to everyone for your support over the past few years. While we face challenges ahead, we are in a strong position to fight back now and into the future. Please stay with us, stay informed, stay in the fight and make your voice heard.

For the Wilderness,
Alex