This Sunday, February 17th, Spokane Riverkeeper will join Waterkeeper Alliance organizations and citizens across the country in a solidarity rally to draw attention to fossil fuel extraction projects like coal exporting and the Keystone XL pipeline that are killing the planet. Please join us.
Stand in solidarity with the LARGEST climate demonstration in U.S. history, in Washington, D.C.! From Washington State to Washington, D.C., join thousands of Americans across the nation in stopping the export of dirty and dangerous fossil fuels.
The party got started yesterday in Washington D.C. when Waterkeeper Alliance president Robert Kennedy Jr, and Waterkeeper Alliance National Director Pete Nichols were arrested at the White House along with 46 other activists protesting the Keystone XL pipeline. (Here’s Pete Nichols speaking to Humboldt County’s KHUM radio about being arrested)
EcoWatch post on the arrests HERE.
Before the White House arrests, Bobby Kennedy said, “It’s unfortunate that civil disobedience is the only recourse against a catastrophic and criminal enterprise that will enrich a few while impoverishing the rest of humanity and threatening the future of civilization.” He then called people to join him at the barricades.
So I’m calling you. Calling you to the barricades with me and Spokane Riverkeeper THIS SUNDAY.
The FORWARD ON CLIMATE Solidarity Rally & Walk in Spokane will kick off at 1 p.m. at the Rotary Fountain at Riverfront Park. Meanwhile, hundreds of similar demonstrations are happening in cities across America with the largest ever global warming rally taking place in Washington D.C.
Show your support here in Spokane and send a clear message to Governor Inslee and President Obama to take the strongest stand possible: Reject fossil fuel exports and prioritize a renewable energy future!
WHEN: Sunday February 17th, Rally & speakers at 1:00 PM, Picture at 1: 45, ½ mile walk at 2:00 down Main Avenue.
WHERE: Meet at the Rotary Fountain in Riverfront Park, Howard & Spokane Falls Blvd.
WHO: Tribal drummers, special guest speakers City Council President Ben Stuckart, Rev. Dr. Todd Ekloff, and others ~ Emcee: KXLY’s Kris Crocker. AND YOU **Wear red and bring something to make some noise! Kazoos, alarm clocks, tambourines, whistles, harmonicas, whatever you want!**
Join us to learn more about the local and national movement to stop fossil fuel exports. We will take a crowd picture with our NO Fossil Fuel Exports signs and send to Gov. Inslee and Pres. Obama. At 2 pm we will form a walking train and walk east from Riverfront Park on sidewalk of Main Avenue.