Monuments good for economy

Dear Friend,
 

We’re on the brink of two new national monuments in New Mexico, and we’ve got great news.

There is evidence that the creation of two new national monuments in New Mexico—the Organ Mountains-Desert Peaks and Rio Grande del Norte, would significantly benefit local economies in the long term.

As we sit on the cusp of gaining permanent protection for these two New Mexico gems we still need your ongoing support. Please give a year end tax-deductible gift to help push for two new national monuments.

According to a new study cited by the Taos County Chamber of Commerce, designating the Rio Grande del Norte as a national monument would have a “significant” impact on the local economy, resulting in an annual economic impact of approximately $15 million, and creating nearly 300 new jobs. National monument designation would be equally beneficial in southern New Mexico—visitors to the nearby White Sands National Monument spent $15.7 million in the local economy in 2008.

Please stand for New Mexico’s lands and people by giving today. Your gift will be matched dollar for dollar from now until January 1.

With your gift you not only help us protect some of New Mexico’s most historically, culturally and ecologically important lands, but you’ll also be making a stand for New Mexico’s struggling economy. You’ll help bring CLEAN jobs into the state and generate revenue for LOCAL businesses.

Thank you for all you help us do for New Mexico’s wild places.

 
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