As you know, our beloved Santa Rita Mountains and our vital drinking water are under serious threat from the proposed Rosemont Mine. Join Save the Scenic Santa Ritas and other members of the coalition fighting the mine to make a statement that we will not stand idly by while our environment is under assault from foreign mining companies.
- When: Saturday, April 13, 2:30 PM
- Where: In front of the Federal Building, 300 West Congress St., downtown Tucson (map)
- Who: Speakers will include our Congressional representatives, as well as local elected officials and tribal representatives.
We need a big crowd to send a clear message: No to Rosemont Mine! Yes to clean water and air, protection of sacred lands, and wildlife habitat!
Save the Scenic Santa Ritas will provide signs, but feel free to bring your own, too (keep them family-friendly).
For more information, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
Please take a moment to let us know if you will be able to attend
Tom Racey says
Saw this during our Stop Rosemont meeting today. Expect me and some of the rest of us. 🙂
James Mustard says
My Godparents used to tell me about their family history and the history of the Spanish land Grants. When my Godfather, Roberto Elias worked the Flying R ranch, he hired my mom and dad to help him on cattle drives. We would go to seeps and springs that were hidden in the area of the Empires and Santa Ritas. Roberto taught me about the land and how to use it and respect it.
Ever since I was a young boy, I would go and gather prickly pears in that mountain pass between the Santa Ritas and the Empires. The land is in my blood, a part of my heritage, and you will see me there at the rally. I will do everything I can to support this cause, to help defend our sacred spaces from greedy and corrupt businesses, who seem to always go after the most scenic and most precious, almost deliberately, just trash our environment for a profit, or in the name of progress.
Why do they have to get their copper from the Santa Ritas, when there are 12 or more major mines elsewhere in Arizona? Why can’t they just recycle the copper or get it from other sources? And what is that copper for? Useful things we need, like electric cars, or wasteful things like phones for your cats or some other gimmick sold on late night infomercials…
I hope to see a lot of people there on the 13th. I hope that we stop these mining projects from happening and that we get our law makers, local and national, to finally change the laws for the protection of our water, our rights and our environment.
Steve Brown says
A wonderful reflection! Hope to meet you and talk in person at the Rally!
James Mustard says
Look forward to meeting you. I’m bringing a hand painted sign on a canvas. One side will say “No Open Pit Mine” the other side will have a painting of the mountains and some other stuff. You should be able to spot me.
Mary Smith says
By the way! Can’t wait to see you at the Rally!
Rachael dallous says
That’s GREAT. You are amazing for caring for things like this, Mother Earth will definetly thank you. Also Mustard is a cool name! Is it named after a mustard plant?
James Mustard says
Yes it is, it’s an English/Flemmish surname…
Rachael dallouso says
I will be at the rally wearing a red shirt that says Santa Rita’s. Make sure to look for me, I would love to meet you. 🙂
Chris Werkhoven says
Hopefully it helps as opinions about the environment seem to dependent on money.
Will forward to PARA in Patagonia where voters were able to elect more responsible representatives. Unfortunately that did not happen in Tucson or Phoenix at the same scale so civic actions are needed to convince sitting officials that this will be their last term.
Do you welcome signs?