Day of Action - #DivestfromDAPL
Start: Thursday, December 01, 2016• 9:00 AM
On November 20, the police violently attacked peaceful water protectors at Standing Rock. Police used tear gas, rubber bullets, pepper spray, sound grenades, and sprayed them with water cannons in subfreezing conditions. Hundreds of people were injured.
In response a coalition of groups at Standing Rock are calling a Global Day of Action on December 1st. The main targets are financiers of the Dakota Access Pipeline and the police departments that have been brought in from across the Midwest to brutalize water protectors.
The financial footing of the Dakota Access Pipeline is in jeopardy if they do not complete the project by January 1st. If this deadline is missed, a majority of the stakeholders with contracts to ship oil through the pipeline will be able to renegotiate or cancel their contracts. This could be devastating to Energy Transfer Partners and the other pipeline companies behind DAPL.
With its vulnerabilities exposed, our solidarity efforts are needed now more than ever.
We currently have each time slot scheduled with 3-4 people. The more the merrier though! Wells Fargo is on the corner of 5th and King with a drive-thru building at 6th and King. It would be great if we had enough bodies to picket the whole block!
We'll focus on Wells Fargo customers specifically, but we'll also have access to a lot of Co-op customers and visibility to downtown traffic to help spread information about Standing Rock's movement against DAPL.
TO DO LIST:
1) Get a bright yellow or white plain t-shirt (that fits over your coat/jacket) and write #NODAPL or Divest from DAPL on front and back of shirt with black marker.
2) Bring a poster with "Stand with Standing Rock" message.
I'll send another update on Wednesday. Please email me if you need to change your time assignment or can't make it.