TAKE ACTION

 
   
  YOUR SILENCE IS IMPLIED AGREEMENT! 
   
WHAT CAN I DO?

1. JOIN THE COALITION FOR PRESERVING OUR WESTERN HERITAGE & OPEN SPACE

Click here for information about our new Coalition.  If you would like to support the coalition by adding your business, email us at westernheritagealliance@gmail.com with your business name, individual name, mailing address, phone and email address.

2. CONTACT THE OFFICIALS INVOLVED IN THE PROCESS

Please don't underestimate the value of an email, letter or phone call. 

Communicating with your elected officials is CRITICAL.  Many organizations have been effective at influencing the process by simply speaking up and making their opinions known.  We must follow their example to succeed.

Contact the legislators involved and let them know you support protecting our open space through alternative designations like the proposed Rangeland Preservation Area and Special Preservation Area that respect private property rights and will keep our public lands open for ranching and access by the public.

Let them know you support the proposed Rangeland Preservation Area and Special Protection Area legislation as a tool to protect and preserve our public lands FOR the public instead of FROM the public.

See our Letter Writing Toolkit for discussion points and additional information.

S 1689 Legislation Sponsors:

Sen. Jeff Bingaman (D-NM)  Contact, Phone 202-224-5521
Sen. Tom Udall (D-NM)  Contact, Phone 202-224-6621

The Subcommittee on Public Lands and Forests:

Sen. Ron Wyden (D-OR)  Contact, Phone: 202-224-5244
Sen. John Barrasso (R-WY)  Contact, Phone 202-224-6441
Sen. Robert Bennett (R-UT)  Contact, Phone 202-224-5444
Sen. Maria Cantwell (D-WA)  Contact, Phone 202-224-3441
Sen. Bob Corker (R-TN)  Contact, Phone 202-224-3344 *
Sen. Tim Johnson (D-SD)  Contact, Phone 202-224-5842 *
Sen. Mary Landrieu (D-LA)  Contact, Phone 202-224-5824 *
Sen. Blanche Lincoln (D-AR)  Contact, Phone 202-224-4843
Sen John McCain (R-AZ)  Contact, Phone 202-224-2235
Sen. Robert (Bob) Menendez (D-NJ)  Contact, Phone 202-224-4744
Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-AK)  Contact, Phone 202-224-6665
Sen. James Risch (R-ID)  Contact, Phone 202-224-2752
Sen. Jefferson Sessions (R-AL)  Contact, Phone 202-224-4124
Sen. Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH)  Contact, Phone 202-224-2841
Sen. Mark Udall (D-CO)  Contact, Phone 202-224-5941

 Master list of contact information for all U.S. Senators.

Jeff Bingaman, United States Senator, New Mexico, Democrat
Phone: 202-224-5521, 1-800-443-8658
Las Cruces Office: 575-523-6561
Correspondence can be sent to the local office:
Jeff Bingaman
U.S. Senator, State of NM
Loretto Town Centre
505 S. Main, St. 148
Las Cruces, NM 88001
Email: senator_bingaman@bingaman.senate.gov
Contact Form: bingaman.senate.gov/contact/types/email-issue.cfm
Website

Tom Udall, United States Senator, New Mexico, Democrat
Phone: 202-224-6621
Las Cruces Office: 575-526-5475
Correspondence can be sent to the local office:
Tom Udall
U.S. Senator, State of NM
Loretto Town Centre
505 S. Main, St. 118
Las Cruces, NM 88001
Fax: 575-523-6589
Contact Form: tomudall.senate.gov/contact/contact.cfm
Website

Harry Teague, United States Representative from New Mexico, District 02, Democrat
Phone: 202-225-2365
Las Cruces Office: 575-522-3908
Correspondence can be sent to the local office:
Harry Teague
Member of Congress
New Mexico District 2
135 West Griggs
Las Cruces, NM 88001
Contact Form: forms.house.gov/teague/webforms/issue_subscribe.htm

Website

Martin Heinrich, United States Representative from New Mexico, District 01, Democrat
Phone: 202-225-6316
Albuquerque Office: 505-346-6781
Martin Heinrich
Member of Congress
New Mexico District 1
20 First Plaza NW, Suite 603
Albuquerque, NM 87102
Contact Form: heinrich.house.gov/index.cfm?sectionid=72&sectiontree=772

Website

Ben Lujan, United States Representative from New Mexico, District 03, Democrat
Phone: 202-225-6190
Santa Fe Office: 505-984-8950
Ben Lujan
Member of Congress
New Mexico District 3
811 St. Michael's Drive, Suite 104
Santa Fe, NM 87505
Contact Form: forms.house.gov/lujan/webforms/issue_subscribe.htm

Website

The following links to the house.gov and senate.gov websites have additional information on how to contact your Congressman or your Senator.

Dona Ana County Commissioners
Click here for contact information.

3. TALK TO FOLKS - HELP US EDUCATE THE PUBLIC

Tell people about this website.  Email a link to the website to your friends.

Tell people you know about the issues involved with Wilderness designations on public lands and the impact it will have on property rights, ranchers, recreationalists and law enforcement officials. 

Let people know that there are many other options besides a congressional designation of Wilderness that can be used to protect sensitive areas of our county from development, while still allowing ranchers to continue their operations and recreationalists to enjoy the land.

4. CONTACT NEWSPAPERS & RADIO STATIONS

Show your support by contacting local newspapers. You can write an editorial or voice your opinion in Sound-Off.  For editorials, you must include your full name, address and phone number for verification purposes.

Las Cruces Sun News
Attn: Letters to the Editor
P.O. Box 1749
Las Cruces, NM 88004
fax: 505.541.5498
Editorials:  letters@lcsun-news.com

Sound-Off: soundoff@lcsun-news.com

Las Cruces Bulletin
840 N. Telshor Blvd., Suite E
Las Cruces, NM 88011
505-524-8061
David McCollum, Publisher, publisher@lascrucesbulletin.com
Kristine Sandrick, Managing Editor. kristine@lascrucesbulletin.com
Todd Dickson, News Editor, todd@lascrucesbulletin.com

You can also contact local radio stations and ask to voice your opinion or read a statement.

5. SEND US A LETTER OR EMAIL EXPRESSING YOUR SUPPORT

Send us an email at westernheritagealliance@gmail.com or a letter expressing your personal support, or the support of an organization you represent.  

6. REQUEST A PRESENTATION

Members of our group are available to make educational presentations.  Send us an email at westernheritagealliance@gmail.com for more information or to request a presentation for your business or group so you can learn more about this important issue.