Tar Sands Action Goes Nationwide

News — the tar sands action team September 15, 2011 at 3:42 pm

This is the week that Tar Sands Action broke out from its White House beachhead–the week this protest went nationwide.

Tar Sands Action rallies have greeted President Obama at every single public appearance he’s made since Labor Day weekend – and many more are in the works. The President will likely be making a decision on the Keystone XL pipeline by the end of the year – so we really need to keep up the pressure for the next couple of months.

Rallies led by Tar Sands Action arrestees have greeted President Obama in Richmond, Virginia, Columbus, Ohio and Raleigh, North Carolina. They’re joined by an action on Harvard’s campus targeting Obama 2012 campaign manager Jim Messina, and another action tomorrow at an appearance by Vice President Biden in Delaware.

Click for more information and full coverage of what’s been going down:

Here is coverage from Richmond: http://www.tarsandsaction.org/univeristy-richmond-tar-sands-action-rally/

From Columbus: http://www.tarsandsaction.org/tar-sands-action-rally-columbus-ohio-greets-president-obama/

From Harvard: http://www.tarsandsaction.org/tar-sands-action-rallies-obama-2012-campaign-manager-jim-messinas-harvard-appearance/

And Raleigh: http://www.tarsandsaction.org/raleigh-tar-sands-action-rally-9-14/

Protests like these are critical: it’s a chance to reach the President directly and the national media who travel with him. If you know of a Presidential event near you, let us know right away by emailing us at tarsandsaction@gmail.com so we can help you put together a Tar Sands Action rally.

But that’s not all. Tar Sands Action arrestees have been holding dozens of meetups in their communities to discuss the action in DC, and what’s next for the movement. These events are critical for building relationships that will take our movement to the next level. To find an event near you, and to connect with other folks in your community about the Tar Sands Action, click here: http://events.tarsandsaction.org/meetup/

I’ve been totally overwhelmed by what we’ve been able to accomplish in just a few short weeks since the action ended. Let’s keep this momentum going.


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