Monday, October 13, 2008

Help the Friends of the Monument

I received the following email from Friends of the Monument Chairman Ignacio V. Cabrera today:
Hafa Adai Friend,

Thank you for signing the Friends of the Monument petition asking President George W. Bush to designate a Mariana Trench Marine National Monument.

The comment period to designate a marine monument, which began on August 25, is quickly coming to a close. It is set to end on October 26. All public commentary, whether via email or post, must be received by this date.

Signing our petition is just one of the ways that you can help support the monument. There are other ways in which you can help.

You can:

1. Sign the support the marine monument petition (you’ve already done this…but you can encourage your friends to sign!)

2. Write a support letter to the President of the United States (visit for more info)

3. Send a support email to the Council on Environmental Quality (visit for more info)

4. Attend the Federal public workshop on October 20 (visit for more info)

5. Wear Orange during the week of October 20-24

You can also:

6. Sign the business petition if you are a business owner (contact me for more information)

7. Write a letter to the editor

8. Add a link to our blog, found at on your email signature and website

Thank you again for helping us showcase our community’s support for the marine monument. Your help is greatly appreciated. Please call the Monument Office at (670) 234-2665 or email us at if you need any assistance or if you have any questions.

Si Yu’use Ma’ase,

Ignacio V. Cabrera
Friends of the Monument

Friends of the Monument
PO BOX 50921
Saipan, MP 96950
The federal public meeting on the proposed Mariana Trench Marine National Monument takes place in exactly one week. Now is the time to throw your support behind our effort. In the words of Cinta Kaipat:

Biba Monument! Biba Preservation!

1 comment:

Saipan Writer said...

Also, the Pacific Times coverage is very nice this week.