Reject and Protect: Cowboys and Indians in the capitol
by Douglas Reyes-Ceron
The Reject and Protect movement led an action at the Lincoln Memorial, protesting the Keystone XL pipeline. The Cowboy Indian Alliance led the action on the national mall with signage and a large replica of the proposed pipeline.
The Reject and Protect
encampment descended upon Washington, D.C. for a week of non-violent action against the proposed Keystone XL Pipeline. The movement is led by the "Cowboy Indian Alliance," a large group of farmers, ranchers, and Native American communities hailing from sites through which proposed pipeline will pass. Organizations such as Greenpeace, 350.org
and The Sierra Club
are supporting our friends living on Keystone XL's route who want no part in a pipeline.
The movement led a non-violent action at the Lincoln Memorial on April 24th, including a series of displays, signage, and speakers that including members of the Ponca Nation. The action took place in front of Lincoln Memorial visitors and members of the national media.
If you're in the area this weekend, come out and show your support for Reject and Protect and join the thousands rallying to ask President Obama to say no to the Keystone XL pipeline. You can find out information and RSVP to Reject and Protect here.
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