The Campion Advocacy Fund is proud to stand shoulder to shoulder with our many partners in the We Are the Arctic campaign as we throw everything we have into the fight to permanently protect the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge – the “Sacred Place Where Life Begins.” Bringing these diverse voices together to protect the Arctic Refuge complements the work of other organizations working to prevent oil and gas drilling in the Arctic Ocean. 

We are using all of the tools in our toolbox to advance this issue, from field trips to the Refuge with decision makers in tow, multimedia (films, books, photography), lobbying, social media and good old-fashioned grassroots organizing. By deploying them together – along with our partners – we are advancing a strong strategic campaign. While there is much work left to do, great progress has been made.

In 2015, President Obama and Interior Secretary Sally Jewell showed tremendous leadership by releasing a Comprehensive Conservation Plan that for the first time recommended wilderness status as the preferred management approach for millions of acres on the coastal plain of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. Check out the White house video announcing the decision below, then explore this collection of resources, blogs, and partners affiliated with our effort to permanently protect the Refuge.