The damage that border walls have caused is alarming. To date, infrastructure has been built across more than 600 miles of our shared international border with Mexico. Walls have separated families, caused damaging floods and erosion, and fractured habitat and migration corridors vital to wildlife that has been pushed to the brink of extinction.
Thankfully, members of Congress can stop border wall construction and help mitigate the damage done, but they need to hear from you. Rep. Grijalva has introduced the Border Security and Responsibility Act of 2009 (HR 2076) to restore the rule of law to the borderlands and to protect communities, national parks and other federal lands, and significant wildlife habitat from unintended consequences of our nation's border policy.
Currently, dozens of concerned citizens are traveling to Washington, DC on their own dime to walk through the halls of Congress and build support for Rep. Grijalva's bill.
But you don't have to be in DC to make a difference. Please take action and call your member of Congress and urge him or her to support the Border Security and Responsibility Act of 2009.
With enough phone calls, we can elevate this critical issue for Congress and ensure that the damage caused by the border wall is no longer ignored.
Thanks for making a difference,
Associate Washington Representative, Lands Protection