The Antiquities Act
In 1906, Teddy Roosevelt, a proud Veteran and 26th President of the United States, signed the Antiquities Act, which gave the president the power to designate sites like the Grand Canyon and several other national parks as National Monuments.
Now Congress wants to roll back the Antiquities Act. Earlier this year, the House of Representatives voted for and passed the "Ensuring Public Involvement in the Creation of National Monuments Act" (H.R. 1459), their effort to make sure that there is no more land worth saving from mining, drilling, logging or "fracking" through executive action. It passed 222-201.
We can't let this pass the Senate too. That's why between now and the end of the year, the Vet Voice Foundation needs your help to ensure the voices of Veterans are heard by our Senators, through urging them to protect this important tool Presidents have.
This is not just an environmental issue. Veterans returning from overseas deployments with PTSD, TBI and other combat related injuries, depend on these areas for their recovery from the traumas of war.
So it's absolutely vital we work together to protect these lands NOW for our brothers and sisters who wore the uniform. Sign our petition calling on Congress to preserve the Antiquities Act.
Thanks for your support.