CITIZENS FOR THE REPUBLIC LAUNCHES CAMPAIGN TO COMMEMORATE AMERICAN RIVERS AND WILD PLACES

IN THE TRADITION OF RONALD REAGAN’S NATIONAL HERITAGE LANDS

Citizens for the Republic expands conservative support for conservationist legislation across the West

Washington, DC- The Ronald Reagan founded organization, Citizens for the Republic, is launching a new campaign this August focused on the conservation of critical rivers and pristine areas that fall on public lands across the Western United States. This newest campaign by CFTR, is inspired by President Ronald Reagan’s legacy of conservation and work he did to protect American heritage lands.

Citizens for the Republic, (CFTR) a 501c4 grassroots organization that champions the principles of conservatism, individual freedom, and limited government, has previously advocated for conservation and preservation of our nation’s historically rich land, in the memory of former California Governor and two-term President, Ronald Reagan, a renowned conservationist. This new effort will follow in President Reagan’s footsteps and continue to protect the heritage of American rivers and public lands that Reagan believed in.

As CFTR founder Ronald Reagan once said, Preservation of our environment is not a liberal or conservative challenge, it is common sense.”

CFTR continues to advocate for a conservative approach to protecting America’s largest federally protected forest, the Tongass National Forest in Alaska, where a proposal has been put forth by the U.S. Forest Service to lift the Roadless Rule protections on millions of acres of verdant forests along the coast of Southeast Alaska.

We were inspired by our work on the campaign to protect the Tongass, as well as previous efforts we’ve undertaken for conservation of American history and nature, to expand our push to protect these designated areas,” says CFTR in a statement.

With this campaign, CFTR intends to raise national awareness of the necessity to pass federal legislation that will ensure a few specific areas of rivers and lands –that are not currently protected and are open to destructive industrial development – receive the highest level of protection they deserve.

“What we’ve seen in some of our recent efforts, including in the Tongass, is that some large corporations and Washington bureaucrats are pushing our government to irresponsibly, and irrevocably, exploit some of our most pristine public lands that belong to all of us,” said New York Times best-selling Reagan presidential biographer Craig Shirley. “We cannot sacrifice American heritage to short-term greed.”

Additional and specific proposals supported by this new effort will be released in the coming weeks and months.

To schedule an interview with a spokesperson for the campaign, please contact Francesca Goerg at fgoerg@sbpublicaffairs.com, or call 201.707.8649