President Donald Trump will fly to Salt Lake City, Utah on Monday, December 4th to announce his decision to shrink the Bears Ears and Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monuments as well as meet with Utah leaders.
Preparing for President Trump's Visit to Utah
While the ACLU of Utah is not organizing these events, we will be there in support of Utah Diné Bikéyah and other tribal organizations and nations and our First Amendment right. We urge you to do the same in person, or in spirit.
Monday, December 4
Sidewalks on south perimiter of the Utah State Capitol Rotunda
300 North between Columbus Ave and Capitol Blvd.
See this map of Monday's protest area: (PDF)
*Note that the ACLU of Utah is not involved in organizing or promoting these events. We will be helping coordinate Legal Observers on Monday, December 4.
Rally Against Trump’s Monumental Mistake
Saturday, December. 2
Utah State Capitol Rotunda
350 N State St., Salt Lake City, UT 84114
Check this website and our Facebook page for updates on timing and location
How should you prepare for these events?
First, get a Free Speech Tune-up by watching a video of our recent “Know Your Rights” training that took place in late November.
You may be wondering why the ACLU of Utah is involved with Bears Ears and decisions about public lands. The primary reason is that the ACLU supports tribal sovereignty and the efforts of local organizations like Utah Diné Bikéyah and the Utah League of Native American Voters to manage ancestral lands. We oppose efforts by the current administration to undermine existing tribal agreements... like the original Bears Ears National Monument designation in December 2016.
You can read about our position on Bears Ears on our blog post "The ACLU is NOT an Environmental Organization. So Why Did We Comment on Bears Ears?" ACLU of Utah Blog (June 2017)