Contact the President

President Obama in New MexicoWe strongly encourage you to contact President Obama about the creation of the Organ Mountains-Desert Peaks National Monument. Every voice counts!

You can submit questions and comments for the White House using the online form at:
www.whitehouse.gov/contact/submit-questions-and-comments.

You may also call or write the White House by using the contact information available at:
www.whitehouse.gov/contact/write-or-call

Talking Points

Mr. President, please designate the Organ Mountains-Desert Peaks National Monument and help Doña Ana County and southern New Mexico create a powerful sustainable economic magnet to draw entrepreneurs, tourists, and retirees to our area forever.

  • National Monuments Create Jobs and Economic Opportunity: In 2008 1.3 million visitors to NM’s National Monuments spent 50 million dollars and supported 1000 jobs.

Mr. President, please recognize honor and support the Hispanic and Native American heritage of Las Cruces and Doña Ana County by designating the Organ Mountains-Desert Peaks National Monument.

  • There are an estimated 5000 archeological sites throughout the Organ Mountains-Desert Peaks proposed National Monument.
  • The Camino Real ran adjacent to the Monument, and the Butterfield Stagecoach ran through the Monument for over 22 miles.
  • Doña Ana County is New Mexico’s second most Hispanic county.

Mr. President, please protect high quality habitat for sportsmen and other recreationists by designating the Organ Mountains-Desert Peaks National Monument.

  • Recreationists of all kinds, from hunters and hikers to horseback riders and motorized vehicle enthusiasts can enjoy National Monuments.

Mr. President, please protect the incredible views and vistas of the Organ Mountains-Desert Peaks region. Unique geology and native wildlife make this region a destination for residents and tourists alike and gives nature a stronghold to prosper in.

  • The Potrillo Volcanic Field, the nearby Robledo Mountain’s Pre-Historic Trackways, and the incredible Organ Mountains are some of the region’s most well known areas.
  • Animals from the desert mule deer, three species of quail, and javelina to mountain lions and the endangered Alpomado Falcon call the region home.