Looking to help create change on the planet? This is your opportunity to be one of the approximately 6,000 more signatures that Susan Sarandon needs to send a message to the Big Banks behind DAPL.
By this point we are certainly all well aware of what is happening with the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL) at Standing Rock. But for those who have been living under a metaphorical rock, the DAPL is a $3.7 billion project that intends to create a 1,172 mile pipeline spanning four U.S. states.
Thankfully, this unscrupulous and financially-driven business endeavour has not gone without protest, as thousands have shown up from all over the world to voice their opposition.
Some members of the CE team even spent several days on the front lines earlier this month to both provide some much needed media coverage and to experience firsthand what has now become one of the most notable protests in human history.
While out there, we were able to connect with several recognizable celebrity figures, including Patricia Arquette and Robert F. Kennedy, who are doing everything they can to put an end to the construction of this pipeline.
Another familiar face that is going beyond the call of duty to support the water protectors is Susan Sarandon, best known for her memorable roles in several Hollywood blockbusters, including The Rocky Horror Picture Show and Thelma and Louise.
Through thepetitionsite.com, Susan has launched a petition to tell the Big Banks behind the funding of the pipeline to stop its construction. As of the moment I am writing this article, the initiative has amassed an incredible 104,525 signatures, just 5,475 short of its 110,000 signature goal.
This is YOUR CHANCE to be a part of change. Give your signature in support of a powerful message that may just be the blow needed to pull these funders out of the heavily protested project.
Here is the full write-up that Susan provided with the petition, including several other action steps that we can all take today to further help the cause:
Join me in sending a message to the big banks by withdrawing your money until they agree to:
1. Divest from Energy Transfer Partners, the parent company of the Dakota Access Pipeline.
2. Pressure President Obama and the White House to call for an EIS – Environmental Impact Statement.
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When you go to your bank (Bank of America, HSBC, UBS, Wells Fargo, Chase, Citibank, etc) film yourself withdrawing money telling the bank until they divest from Dakota Access Pipeline you will take your business to Federal Credit Unions.
Demand President @BarackObama call for an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) which will effectively put a stop to this human rights violation against the Native Americans at Standing Rock.
The Standing Rock Sioux’s only water source will be endangered by this pipeline. They have put their bodies on the line to stop the construction and defend their water and their way of life. The police brutality in response to their peaceful demonstrations is outrageous, and must not continue.
Bank of America, HSBC, UBS, Goldman Sachs, Wells Fargo, Chase and Citigroup are all supporting this pipeline.
Sign this petition to show the big banks funding DAPL that we will not allow them to use our money to threaten the Standing Rock Sioux.
To find out more information or to add your signature to the petition, click on the following image:
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