What: Town hall meeting to call out Rep. Paul Gosar's attacks on public lands
When: Thursday, Feb. 23, 6-7:30 p.m.
Where: Best Western (Kachina Room), 8333 E. Sunrise Sky Dr., Gold Canyon, AZ
Last week an extraordinary thing happened in Utah -- and it made the national news. People came out in droves to a town hall meeting held by Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah) and sent a powerful message to the congressman, and the country, that they wouldn't stand by while he attacked public lands.
It worked, and Chaffetz backed down from his proposal to sell off 3.3 million acres.
Please join the Center and allies on Feb. 23 at a town hall meeting for Rep. Paul Gosar (R-Ariz.). He's also trying to repeal and undermine protections for our beloved federal lands, and we can't stay silent.
Gosar's completely out of touch with Arizona voters. According to the 2017 Conservation in the West Poll, a majority of us oppose state takeover of public lands, and 86 percent of us don't want to see our national monuments taken away. Rather than honoring these facts, Gosar -- who has accepted around $250,000 in campaign contributions from the energy sector -- routinely rails against "federal overreach" and is one of the leading voices in Congress fighting the protection of public lands.
He has introduced bills that would have prevented any new national monuments in Arizona and would have required the Interior and Agriculture secretaries to sell land to the states. And he has led the charge to trade sacred Apache lands to a mining company and roll back a law that protects national parks from oil and gas drilling.
Using the form on this page, RSVP for the important event next Thursday. And remember -- as the Utah town hall shows, when people show up to demand what they believe in, they're heard.