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TELL CONGRESS TO SUPPORT THE ARCTIC REFUGE PROTECTION ACT

Passing the Arctic Refuge Protection Act would not only protect a national treasure but help ensure the food security and subsistence traditions of the Gwich'in and Iñupiat peoples and prevent long-term carbon pollution at a critical juncture for addressing the climate and biodiversity crises.

The recent Arctic Refuge lease sale generated less than 1% of the revenue promised in the 2017 Tax Act. Even big oil companies could see that drilling the Arctic Refuge is a bad investment for our future.

Representatives Jared Huffman and Brian Fitzpatrick and Senator Ed Markey have introduced a bipartisan bill that will repeal the mandate to lease the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge and will bolster protections for its coastal plain. There is incredible momentum both in Congress and the White House to fight climate change and preserve our nation's most valuable landscapes, so please urge your congressmembers to co-sponsor the Arctic Refuge Protection Act today.

Follow the steps below to send a letter to your Congressional representatives. You can use our prepopulated letter or write your own. Be sure to:

Step 1

1. Identify yourself as a resident of their state.

Example: “I am contacting you as a resident of [city, state] and one of your constituents”

Step 2

2. Include a clear request for action.

Example: “Please support the Arctic Refuge Protection Act.”

Step 3

3. Tell them why you feel strongly about your request.

Example: “The Arctic Refuge is too biologically and culturally important to risk.”

Step 4

4. Keep it short and polite.

Example: “Thank you for taking the time to listen to my concerns”

Write to your Congressmembers via democracy.io. You can use the letter below as an example, or simply copy and paste the text into the message window.

Email subject: Support the Arctic Refuge Protection Act

As your constituent, I am writing to urge you to support the Arctic Refuge Protection Act, and repeal the mandate to lease the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge for oil and gas development. The recent Arctic Refuge lease sale generated less than 1% of the revenue promised in the 2017 Tax Act. Passing the Arctic Refuge Protection Act would not only protect a national treasure but help ensure the food security and subsistence traditions of the Gwich'in and Iñupiat peoples and prevent long-term carbon pollution at a critical juncture for addressing the climate and biodiversity crises. For these reasons and more, I urge you to lend your support to the Arctic Refuge Protection Act.

Thank you for your time and consideration.
Sincerely,

[YOUR NAME]

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The Arctic Refuge faces being sold off in pieces to energy development as soon as this year, if we do not stand together to #ProtectTheArctic.