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Arctic - Will You Be My National Monument?
Sign up to host and receive this free poster!Fifty years ago, President Eisenhower was the first President to be so taken by the beauty of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge that he protected the area for future generations. Since then, others have come to value the beauty, strength and wilderness of the same lands. Don’t you think this calls for a 50th anniversary party?

To celebrate our unwavering commitment to the Refuge, we are calling upon President Obama to strengthen the protections for this coastal plain. By naming the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge a National Monument, safeguarding it wildlife value and wildness. President Obama will add a layer of protections from oil and gas drilling. After 50 years together, this is the least we can do.

Will you help by throwing a fantastic 50th anniversary party? We have a lifetime of memories with the "biological heart" of Alaska and will together tell President Obama to make a long lasting commitment to a place we love.

Arctic National Wildlife Refuge…. Will you be my National Monument?
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Sign up to host, invite your friends, and we will send you a free DVD of "The Refuge" a 10-minute film about our love affair with the Arctic. Party goers will also sign a special anniversary card to President Obama advising him to make our national refuge a national monument. Your sentiments will be delivered to the President.

As a host you will:

- Create your house party.
- Invite guests.
- Watch the 10 minute documentary The Refuge and sign the 50th anniversary card to President Obama (and the Arctic!).
- Report back - let us know how it went.

We're asking hosts to sign up their parties between now and Dec. 6. If these date do not work for you, the dates for sign up are open.

Host Packets: Please allow 7 days for the deliver of your host packet via USPS. The cutoff date to sign up and receive a host packet in the mail is Wednesday, November 24. All material is available online as well in your Host Center after you sign up.

Please note, we will not mail host packets outside the United States. For those who live in areas outside the U.S., including Puerto Rico you may still host a house party. The documentary will be available to view online. All material included in our Host Packets will be posted for download in your Host Center.

Have a question? Contact club.events@sierraclub.org

* Polar bears rely on the coastal plain as a hunting ground for seals in the winter (Photo credit: US Fish and Wildlife Service).
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