To: President Donald Trump, The United States House of Representatives, and The United States Senate

Make the Detroit Institute of Arts a National Monument

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There is talk of selling art owned by the City of Detroit, contained within the Detroit Institute of Arts, to pay off the city's debt. This to me would like New York City selling the Statue of Liberty, or Washington D.C. selling the Washington Monument. If we designate the Detroit Institute of Arts, including all of the treasures within, as a national monument, this would protect and preserve them for future generations.

Why is this important?

President Obama has the power with the stroke of a pen to designate the Detroit Institute of Arts as a national monument.

I am a native Detroiter, and I love the Detroit Institute of Arts. The thought of losing its collection—especially the Diego Rivera murals—is heartbreaking. I can't just sit by and do nothing while my main source of pride in Detroit is stolen.