Thursday, September 15, 2011

TAR SANDS ACTION IS STICKING IT TO OBAMA

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So good to see that action is following the big media event in DC. Here is the latest report from Duncan Meisel at Tar Sands Action:

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. Folks in Boston also led an action on Harvard's campus targeting Obama 2012 campaign manager Jim Messina, and another action is planned tomorrow at an appearance by Vice President Biden in Delaware.

For full coverage, including photos and videos of the protests at Obama events click here.

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.

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.

-Duncan

PS - We also had a victory yesterday, thanks to our friends at Bold Nebraska - the University of Nebraska football team cut off its ad contract with TransCanada after some creative organizing. Here's the full story

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