#NoDAPL Rally & Press Conference in Des Moines
Start: Tuesday, November 15, 2016• 1:00 PM
End: Tuesday, November 15, 2016• 1:30 PM
The movement to stop the Dakota Access Pipeline is growing stronger by the day, and it’s time for all of us to rise up and play a role in this fight.
Join us on Tuesday, November 15 for a solidarity rally and press conference outside the Neal Smith Federal Building in Des Moines from 1:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. calling on the U.S Army Corps of Engineers and President Obama to revoke the permits for this dirty oil pipeline....and then join us as we carpool to Omaha for a solidarity action with our Native Allies at the Army Corps of Engineers headquarters.Speakers at the Des Moines rally and press conference will include Bold Iowa director Ed Fallon, landowners, farmers and more.
After the rally, many will carpool to Omaha to participate in the #NoDAPLaction at the Army Corps of Engineers office there — being organized by Bold Nebraska and local Native American community leaders. (The Omaha action runs from 4:30 - 6:00 p.m.; carpoolers expect to return to Des Moines between 8:00 and 10:00 p.m.)
The Army Corps fast-tracked the Dakota Access pipeline without proper consultation, and as a result, bulldozers are approaching Standing Rock and continue to wreak havoc on farmland here in Iowa. But with coordinated, massive demonstrations across the country, we’ll make it clear that this powerful movement will not allow the Obama administration or the incoming President to sacrifice Indigenous rights, our water, our climate, or our property rights -- they must reject this pipeline.
This day of action is one of many calls for solidarity actions targeting not only the Army Corps, but stakeholders at every level -- including the banks who are funding Dakota Access and the companies building the project.
Please bring art and banners -- and be sure to share on social media with #NoDAPL. Some sample messages for art include:
People over Pipelines
In Solidarity with Standing Rock
Obama: Stop the Dakota Access Pipeline