Tar Sands Action announces plans for October DC action and beyond

    tar sands action logoAs hundreds occupy a private park near Wall Street for the fourth consecutive day, organizers for Tar Sands Action have announced the next phase of their campaign and not surprisingly it’s another marathon protest, coinciding with the planned October 6 occupation of Washington DC. Momentum for sustained protest pressure in the US is clearly mounting, along with our many problems.

    Here’s what Duncan Meisel of Tar Sands Action had to say in an email earlier this morning:

    We’re asking all of you who are able to get there to join us again in Washington, D.C. on Friday, October 7th for a noon time rally at the Ronald Reagan Building outside the final State Dept. hearing on the Keystone XL pipeline. We’ll be meeting at the 14th St. entrance between Pennsylvania Ave. and Constitution Ave.

    The President’s team will be watching this hearing to see if we can keep up public pressure after our big action, so we need a big crowd to show them that we will continue to hold him to his promises. Can you join us? http://www.tarsandsaction.org/october7th/

    The rally on the 7th event will kick off one month of escalating actions across the country, culminating in a giant action on November 6th back in DC – one year from the next election – that will try to encircle the White House. This has never been done before and we’re not sure exactly what to expect. But we know it’s the type of bold, audacious action that just might make an impact.

    We don’t have much time – the President will be making a decision by the end of the year.  We’re counting on folks who can make it to DC on the 7th to help inspire our friends across the country to take action in the coming weeks and months.

    Already a dozen D.C.-based organizations have joined together to support this rally. Our goal is to bring together many hundreds of people outside the Ronald Reagan Building, to send a clear message to the President that will also reinspire our friends across the country to keep this movement on the move. I’d love to see you there on the 7th – and definitely mark November 6th on your calendar as well.

    Here’s the link to sign up again: http://www.tarsandsaction.org/october7th/

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