Some of you may be interested in what is happening at the National Butterfly Center in Texas.
Because the Center’s 100 acres border Mexico at the Rio Grande, plans for the new sections of the border wall are very disruptive to the NBC.
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|This Saturday, the New York Times published an article regarding “A Rush to Expand the Wall That Many Fear is Here to Stay.” In it, the authors state:“Advisers involved with the transition team, who spoke on the condition of anonymity to discuss planning for the incoming administration, rejected the notion that there would be any attempt to dismantle the existing border wall, with one adviser calling the wall a “distraction.””This point of view has been expressed by Ali Noorani of the National Immigration Forum, who previously called the wall “a distraction that frankly only the margins like to yell about.”Well, we are hardly the margin. People who care about the survival of species and the health of the environment, not to mention the Constitution, are NOT on the margins. What we are is directly impacted by the decisions these policy wonks advocate for far away, inside the Washington, DC Beltway.We are the ones who have our levees torn open during hurricane season; the ones who lose what limited greenspace remains in our communities; the who no longer enjoy the protection of laws that are waived, like the Clean Water Act and the Solid Waste Disposal Act; the ones who suffer the bulldozing of historical landmarks and sacred burial grounds; the ones who have our land condemned and confiscated.Each day, we watch flatbed trucks with border wall panels drive by as Trump’s wall goes up on either side of the National Butterfly Center. This truckload was headed to Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park where wall is being built at the park entrance, even though construction was prohibited in the 2019 Department of Homeland Security spending bill. And right now, Congress is considering a 2021 budget that actually contains almost $2 billion MORE for border wall construction!PLEASE HELP US ELEVATE THIS ISSUE SO IT CANNOT BE IGNORED OR DISMISSED BY PRESIDENT-ELECT BIDEN AND VICE PRESIDENT-ELECT HARRIS, NO MATTER WHO THEY SURROUND THEMSELVES WITH. Please DOWNLOAD THIS POSTCARD! Print it double-sided, cut it, stamp it, sign it and mail it—and get your friends to do it, too!We need your help to ensure the Biden administration will NOT do as the Obama Administration did and allow his predecessor’s border wall project to continue or allow any contracts to be fulfilled. THANK YOU!|