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New radio ads: Holding Congressman Pearce Accountable on Public Lands

LAS CRUCES – Today the New Mexico Wildlife Federation announces the release of radio advertisements holding Congressman Steve Pearce accountable for his stance on public lands. The ads are running in Alamogordo, Deming, and Las Cruces in both English and Spanish.

Recent polls show the majority of New Mexicans support keeping public lands in public hands, yet Congressman Pearce has made multiple attempts to undermine our outdoor traditions by seeking to sell or diminish our public lands. He has repeatedly called to reduce the Organ Mountains-Desert Peaks National Monument in Doña Ana County despite the fact that the new monument enjoys widespread support in the county and statewide.

Although his rhetoric may state otherwise, Congressman Pearce’s actions in Congress have repeatedly supported reducing funding for the Land and Water Conservation Fund, the transfer of public lands, and removing protections for public lands valued and used by sportsmen.

“Congressman Pearce’s actions show that he does not care about our public lands,” said NMWF Southern New Mexico Coordinator Gabe Vasquez. “Many of his own constituents would not be able to afford to hunt or fish if it wasn’t for our public lands. Who is Pearce truly representing? It’s not the residents of Doña Ana County who value our protected public lands.”

The radio ads will begin Friday July 14, 2017 and will run for 4 weeks through August 4. Although the ads will begin airing on Friday, they can be found here.

This ad is part of a larger Step Up Steve campaign organized by nonprofit organizations that came together this past spring with the common goal of educating the public about conservation issues and asking elected officials to work for protection of prized public lands.

Learn more and take action at www.SteveUpSteve.comhttps://stepupsteve.com/2017/05/24/check-the-facts-public-lands-national-monuments/.

Contact: Todd Leahy, (505) 328-8789

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Since 1914 the New Mexico Wildlife Federation has worked on behalf of New Mexican sportsmen and women, youth and outdoor enthusiasts to protect our public lands and wildlife.

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