This Sunday, November 6, one year before the next presidential election, thousands of activists from all over the country will go to DC to encircle the White House and ask President Obama to reject the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline.
Tar sands are the dirtiest source of oil, a fossil fuel, on the planet. The amount of environmental destruction required to exract the oil is astounding. The Keysone XL pipeline would also cut through the heart of America's breadbasket. For more facts on the proposed pipeline, click here. Also, watch this informative, inspiring video:
Details on the Tar Sands Action:
Who: You and all others who want to protect our planet from Big Oil
What: The largest tar sands rally in history, demonstrating to President Obama that tar sands will not be tolerated
When: Sunday, Nov. 6, 2pm (action)
Where: Lafayette Park in front of the White House, Washington, D.C.
There is a bus leaving from Ithaca on Saturday at 12pm and another leaving from Syracuse Sunday at 5am, stopping in Ithaca before making it to D.C. for the action at 2pm. Housing is arranged at St. Stephen's Church for those who need it; a $5 donation is suggested. Please bring a sleeping bag. There will be a training in D.C. on Saturday evening, as well as an opportunity to network with other activists. Both buses will leave D.C. by 6pm. Please bring a minimum of $10-15 for the bus; more is appreciated as a donation to the Tar Sands Action, who generously provided funding for the buses, to offset travel costs for those who live even further away.
Interested in joining the NY delegation? Sign up here! And here's the Facebook event, New Yorkers Join the Tar Sands Action!