This is outrageous. State Land Commissioner Aubrey Dunn has asked the Trump administration to ignore New Mexicans and rush through a review to shrink our national monuments.

Trump’s Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke is trying to chop or eliminate 27 national monuments—and two of them are right here in New Mexico.

More than 1,300 CVNM members like you have spoken up to defend our invaluable public lands. We know we can reach even more New Mexicans, but time is running out.

The public comment deadline is July 10. And if Dunn has his way, Zinke and Trump will be well on their way to chopping our national monuments’ protected areas.

Commissioner Dunn has a long track record as a spokesman for the oil and gas industry. He does not speak for New Mexicans like you and me. With your help, we can demonstrate the overwhelming public support for Rio Grande del Norte, Organ Mountains-Desert Peaks and all national monuments. Chip in now.

Our Organ Mountains-Desert Peaks and Rio Grande del Norte national monuments protect irreplaceable natural wonders, outdoor recreation access, critical habitats and sacred sites. In short, the New Mexican way of life.

Eighty-two percent  of New Mexicans support keeping these public lands just as they are. So why is Land Commissioner Dunn requesting an expedited review process to illegally shrink our national monuments?

New Mexico communities have spent decades and even centuries working to protect these lands. We can’t let Trump and his industry pals unravel that progress.

Now is the time to show Secretary Zinke that New Mexicans want our public lands and cultural history to remain protected, but we need your help.

Stand with us and together we can reach more folks across the state who will speak up for our national monuments. Make an emergency gift to keep our public lands in public hands.

The clock is ticking, and as New Mexicans we must make our voices heard now.