ACT FOR THE BORDERLANDS

About 650 miles of barrier has been built along the 2000-mile international border between the U.S. and Mexico. But we can still make a difference for the borderlands by calling for an end to the Congressional waiver that has allowed the Department of Homeland Security to waive dozens of environmental laws. Two-thirds of the border remains untouched by border wall construction, and we can impact what happens to this landscape. We can also demand increased funding for monitoring and mitigation of damage from past construction of border wall. Here are some specific things you can do to help.

CALL YOUR SENATORS



Ask them to:


  1. Oppose all efforts to build additional wall on the US-Mexico border.


  1. Oppose legislation that would allow the Department of Homeland Security to waive environmental and other laws.


  1. Support funding and implementation of monitoring and mitigation programs to help mend damage already done to the borderlands.

CALL YOUR REPRESENTATIVE



Ask them to:


  1. Oppose all efforts to build additional wall on the US-Mexico border.


  1. Oppose legislation that would allow the Department of Homeland Security to waive environmental and other laws.


  1. Support funding and implementation of monitoring and mitigation programs to help mend damage already done to the borderlands.

HOST “CONTINENTAL DIVIDE”



Contact e-pic and request a DVD of the documentary Continental Divide: Borderlands wildlife, people and the wall. Then organize a viewing, and pass out our “Postcards for the Borderlands” asking people to send postcards to their senators.

SUPPORT IMMIGRATION AND DRUG POLICY REFORM


Ask lawmakers to get serious about comprehensive immigration reform and drug policy reform. But not all reform is smart reform. Make sure that immigration reform bills do not include amendments mandating more border wall.

VISIT THE BORDERLANDS EXHIBIT



Visit the exhibit--take some friends and post on Facebook and other social media before and after the show. If possible, contact e-pic about setting up an exhibit showing near where you live.

SPREAD THE WORD



Post this website on Facebook and other social media, and encourage people to donate to the project.


Write a letter to the editor or op-ed in your local paper and find other creative ways of letting people know what is going on in the borderlands.

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Be informed about current legislative efforts on the borderlands: Read this Factsheet