Labor Day commemorates the social and economic achievements of American workers. This century-old tradition began in the spirit of protest from laborers fighting for fair wages, better working conditions, and a 40-hour work week.
These days we get to celebrate this tradition in the spirit of leisure, often by spending time in public lands across America on Labor Day weekend.
SUWA supporters and members nationally have worked for decades to protect America’s redrock public lands. Amid the ongoing attack on national monuments, you’ve taken a stand. You’ve showed up at rallies, met with your legislators, called public officials, written to local newspapers, and volunteered countless hours to conserve public land in Utah for all.
This hard work to save our national monuments was largely ignored by Interior Secretary Zinke in his recent report to the president recommending that Bears Ears and Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monuments be reduced. So this Labor Day weekend, let’s make ourselves visible. If your plans take you to public lands anywhere, capture photos of your adventures and let the pictures do the talking.
Demonstrate your support for the irreplaceable treasures protected in Bears Ears and Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monuments by posting your weekend images on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook. If Interior Secretary Zinke and the Trump administration can’t hear the nation’s call for the complete preservation of national monuments in Utah, this is a proactive way to show them.
Join us in the national movement to preserve monuments in Utah by sharing your public land images on social media, commenting on your support for public lands in Utah, and using the hashtags:
#SaveGrandStaircase | #ProtectBearsEars | #MonumentsForAll
#ProtectWildUtah | #LaborDay
Tag SUWA, Interior Secretary Zinke, and the President of the United States to assure you are seen:
- @protectwildutah, @usinterior, @realdonaldtrump on Instagram
- @SouthernUtahWildernessAlliance, @SecretaryRyanZinke, @POTUS on Facebook
- @SouthernUTWild, @SecretaryZinke, @POTUS on Twitter
Please wordsmith your own post using the hashtags and profile tags above.
We wish you fun adventures on this holiday weekend, and thank you for your active support of wild Utah.