Reject and Protect


On April 22nd, ranchers, farmers, and tribal community members from along the Keystone XL pipeline route, called the Cowboy-Indian Alliance, will ride into DC and set up camp near the White House. Those at the encampment will light a fire and burn sage from April 22nd to April 26th, making a strong and powerful stand against the proposed Keystone pipeline. As we approach the Arizona-New Mexico border, the Great March for Climate Action has planned five days of action to stand in solidarity with the Cowboy-Indian Alliance, and we invite everyone to join us!

First, find out more about the event in DC and consider attending. It’s called Reject and Protect and can be found online at www.rejectandprotect.org.

Second, join in on our five days of planned actions. Take a look at the schedule and explanations below.

Day 1 (April 22nd): Day of Video Appeals

Day 2 (April 23rd): Pledge Day

Day 3 (April 24th): Letter-Writing Day

Day 4 (April 25th): Day of Silence

Day 5 (April 26th): Day of Solidarity Vigils

 

Day 1 (April 22nd): Day of Video Appeals

Marchers and virtual marchers will create and upload videos directed towards President Obama explaining why they oppose the Keystone XL pipeline. Virtual marchers will be encouraged to use the line, “I’m a virtual marcher with the Great March for Climate Action. I stand in solidarity with the Cowboy-Indian Alliance. I oppose the pipeline because…”

Day 2 (April 23rd): Pledge Day

Marchers and virtual marchers will be invited to sign CREDO’s Pledge of Resistance. Regardless of whether marchers and virtual marchers decide to sign, they will be encouraged to bring awareness to the Pledge by sharing it on their social media networks.

Day 3 (April 24th): Letter-Writing Day

Marchers and virtual marchers will write letters to President Obama stating their solidarity with the Cowboy-Indian Alliance and urging him to reject the Keystone XL pipeline. They will take photographs of their letters and post them on the Marchers and Virtual Marchers Facebook Group. These letters can also be sent as letters-to-the-editor to local papers.

Day 4 (April 25th): Day of Silence

Marchers will spend the day in silence to symbolize the oppositional voices of those along the Keystone pipeline route that have been silenced. Virtual marchers will be invited to participate in this day of silence for however long they are able to, be it an hour or the whole day. They will be invited to share their experiences and reflections on the Marchers and Virtual Marchers Facebook Group.

Day 5 (April 26th): Day of Solidarity Vigils

Marchers will conclude the five days of action with an hour-long solidarity vigil by candlelight. Virtual marchers will be encouraged to post pictures of themselves holding candles to the Marchers and Virtual Marchers Facebook Group.