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The mission of Elected Officials to Protect America’s Public Lands is to keep our public lands out of the hands of developers and corporate interests, and to protect watersheds and groundwater thereby keeping the land vibrant for future generations.

Launched in September 2018, Elected Officials to Protect America’s Public Lands organized 80 bipartisan lawmakers, who are veterans from all 50 states, to sign a letter to Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke to support the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF). 

This success has led us to organize our Emergency Bus Tour with these lawmakers who are veterans.

Before we reauthorized the LWCF, we lost:

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Before we reauthorized the LWCF, we lost:

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What We Did

Building A Network

We kept up the pressure and our members wrote 14 more op-eds in favor of LWCF. In January of 2019 reauthorization of LWCF was signed into law.

Work the Press

We kept up the pressure and our members wrote 14 more op-eds in favor of LWCF. In January of 2019 reauthorization of LWCF was signed into law.

Press the Build

We kept up the pressure and our members wrote 14 more op-eds in favor of LWCF. In January of 2019 reauthorization of LWCF was signed into law.

We organized a Washington D.C. fly in, had full-page spreads in The Washington Post and Politico, placed seven lawmaker op-eds in newspapers in key states, and earned coverage in Politico. Within a week of our campaign, LWCF advanced out of committee. We kept up the pressure and our members wrote 14 more op-eds in favor of LWCF. In January of 2019 reauthorization of LWCF was signed into law.