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If Congress and the President can’t get our fiscal house in order, funding for national parks could be cut even further. And that could lead to job losses, reduced services and even facility closures at hundreds of America's most cherished places. Let our leaders know that our national parks—and the American people who count on the preservation of their rich natural, cultural and historical heritage—deserve better.
Dear President Obama and Congress:
As someone who loves America’s national parks, I write to you with deep concern about the funding threats facing our national treasures. Park budgets have been eroding continuously over the past few years and face the possibility of continued cuts in the near future. Congress should not allow our national parks to be the victims of a failed budget process, especially when parks are so important to millions of Americans like me and do so much to benefit many local economies...
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Our national parks attract nearly 280 million visitors each year. The parks support 258,000 jobs and more than $31 billion in private-sector spending. They generate $10 in economic activity for every federal dollar spent. And they do it all with funding that is only 1/14th of 1 percent of the federal budget. In addition to providing memorable vacations and great learning experiences, our national parks are job producers and economy builders and should be treated accordingly in federal budget deliberations.
National parks are important to me, my family, and to thousands of families across the country. Please make sure our parks have the funding they need to continue to share the American story with today’s families and with generations to come.
Please ensure national parks are not left on the cutting room floor
Dear [Decision Maker],
Sincerely,[Your Name] [Your Address] [City, State ZIP]
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