STAND IN SOLIDARITY AGAINST THE DAKOTA ACCESS OIL PIPELINE
Water is life — and in North Dakota the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe is leading an inspiring and historic battle to protect it by stopping the Dakota Access pipeline. The pipeline would carry almost 19 million gallons of dirty oil per day from North Dakota to Illinois, slashing through traditional indigenous lands, fragile wildlife habitat, sacred sites and the Missouri River. Led by the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe, a massive wave of grassroots opposition is building, with protests and civil disobedience temporarily halting plans. But construction is moving forward and scheduled to be completed soon. We need you in solidarity with the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe and more than 150 tribal nations opposing the pipeline's construction. Please sign this letter now; we'll send it to President Obama and share it with tribal leaders.
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