On Sunday November 6 the Tar Sands Action will return to Washington DC to send an unmistakable message to the President.
Exactly one year before the election, we want to encircle the whole White House to ask President Obama to reject Keystone XL and live up to his promise to free us from the tyranny of oil. In doing so, we want to remind him of the power of the movement that he rode to the White House in 2008. This is bigger than any one person – President or no – and we will carry on, with or without him.
We’ve never tried something this ambitious before, and we don’t know if there are the thousands of people that it will take to encircle the White House. But if we can pull it off, it will be an unmistakable message. Also, we’re not expecting any arrests at this action, which means that anyone and everyone is able to participate.
We’ll be getting started at around 2 pm, and finishing up early evening. We’ll be carrying signs with Obama’s own words to show him we haven’t forgotten his promises.
UPDATE: Over 3000 people have signed up to join the action, which means we have an opportunity to send a decisive message to the President on the 6th. With scandals around Keystone XL brewing, and momentum shifting in our direction, we need to make this action as big as possible. Hope to see you there: