A letter to Obama from Two Millennial Voters

Endorsements — the tar sands action team September 12, 2011 @ 3:20 pm
Yesterday Lucy Emerson-Bell and Sarah Davidson published an open letter to President Barack Obama on the Huffington Post. Their powerful appeal to the President asked him to reject the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline, and start to live up to the expectations and hopes of millennial voters who turned out in record numbers to work and vote for the President in 2008. Here’s some of what they wrote: “We know there have been many demands made of you by people much more powerful than us, people with deeper pockets and more political influence. But the generation that elected you would like to remind you that the Obama we campaigned for– Barack Obama, the king of cool and our number one rock star — would never let politics take precedence over what is right. That Obama supported a transition to new, clean, safe forms of energy, and he condemned our addiction to fossil fuels. The Obama we worked so hard for would make a brave, courageous decision even if it was not the most popular. At the end of the day that Barack Obama would still have his integrity and our respect, and he would be a leader worth fighting for, yet again.” Their letter ended with this simple appeal: “Be brave. Be the Obama we voted for.” Click here to read the whole thing at the Huffington Post Read More...

Message From Randy the Rancher to Bold Nebraskans in Washington, DC today

Endorsements,News — the tar sands action team August 22, 2011 @ 9:29 am

 Mitch Paine Photography

Randy Thompson is a landowner from Merrick County: I want to thank all of my fellow Nebraskans who are in DC protesting the pipeline, and I want all of you to know that I respect and admire the courage and personal commitment you have shown by being there. It is time that the American people send a message to the big oil companies and their political allies, and that message is this: We are fed up with having our livelihoods and natural resources put at risk just for the sake of corporate profit, and we are also fed up with a politicians who fail to hear to our voices, but instead cater to those who can fatten their campaign coffers. Read More...

Gus Speth's Statement from Jail

Gus Speth Walks To Gates of White House With 70 Others Gus Speth passed along this statement from jail through the his wife: “We the prisoners being held in the Central Cell Block of the D.C. Jail need company and encourage the continuation of the protests against the tar sands pipeline. Help us stop this disastrous proposal! I’ve held numerous positions and public office in Washington but my current position feels like one of the most important.” –Gus Speth Read More...

Gus Speth's Statement from Jail

Endorsements,Uncategorized,Why I am coming to DC — Tags: , , — the tar sands action team @ 8:07 am
Gus Speth Walks To Gates of White House With 70 Others Gus Speth passed along this statement from jail through the his wife: “We the prisoners being held in the Central Cell Block of the D.C. Jail need company and encourage the continuation of the protests against the tar sands pipeline. Help us stop this disastrous proposal! I’ve held numerous positions and public office in Washington but my current position feels like one of the most important.” –Gus Speth Read More...

VIDEO: 'Gasland' Director Josh Fox Issues Call to Action

Endorsements,News — 350.org Team August 19, 2011 @ 1:49 pm

‘Gasland’ Director Josh Fox calls for Fracktivists everywhere to join the Tar Sands Action in Washington DC with this moving video.

Thanks, Josh!…

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Thanks, Radiohead!

Endorsements,News — the tar sands action team August 11, 2011 @ 4:32 pm

Thom Yorke of the band Radiohead wrote a very nice note about the action on the band’s website. Here’s a bit of what he said:

“if you don’t know anything about the Tar Sands have a quick google… as seems

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Mark Ruffalo Supports the Tar Sands Action

Endorsements — the tar sands action team August 10, 2011 @ 11:38 pm

Actor Mark Ruffalo, who has been an outspoken activist on fracking in his home state of New York and across the country, is lending his support to the Tar Sands Action in Washington, DC this August. To join the action,

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Letter from Scientific Experts to President Obama Regarding Authorization of the Keystone XL Pipeline

Endorsements — the tar sands action team August 3, 2011 @ 7:00 am

The Honorable Barack Obama
President of the United States
The White House
1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20050

August 3, 2011

President Obama:

We are researchers at work on the science of climate change and allied fields. We are…

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No More Dirty Work! Clean, Green Jobs, Not Tar Sands Oil

Endorsements,Why I am coming to DC — the tar sands action team August 2, 2011 @ 7:11 pm

This post from Rose Marie Berger originally appeared at the Sojourners Blog.

Rose is a Catholic poet and peace activist who writes about empire, art, social justice and activism. She is organizing a contingent of faith leaders to participate in

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A Letter from the Organizational Leaders of the Nation's Leading Environmental and Allied Groups

Endorsements — the tar sands action team July 20, 2011 @ 11:59 pm

We’re honored to post a letter from the executive directors, coordinators, presidents and other organizational leaders of the nation’s leading environmental and allied groups, writing in their capacity as individual citizens, encouraging us all to take part in the sit-ins

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