Standing With Standing Rock

Progressive Democrats of America (PDA) has long opposed environmentally hazardous pipeline construction, and favored "keep carbon in the ground" policies due to the climate emergency. Today, we're asking you to stand with us supporting the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe, and their many other supporters.

Please donate generously to our Stop Global Warming fund to help PDA send activists to help the Tribe on the ground, and to support our ongoing efforts to protect the environment. See below for an announcement from the National Congress of American Indians (NCAI) with other ways you can help right now.

Please donate to our Stop Global Warming fund to help PDA send activists to help the Tribe

From the NCAI:

The conflict in North Dakota over the Dakota Access Pipeline has escalated rapidly. NCAI is reaching out to you on behalf of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe to ask for your immediate assistance. The Tribe desperately needs:

(1) lawyers with civil rights expertise to provide pro bono legal assistance to the hundreds of protectors who have been arrested over the past week; and

(2) monitors on the ground who can observe the conflict and ensure that the civil rights of protectors who are peacefully exercising their First Amendment rights are not violated by law enforcement.

If you are able to provide the tribe with such assistance or know who can, please contact NCAI Executive Director Jacqueline Pata at jpata@ncai.org.

In addition, the Tribe is requesting calls to the Obama Administration asking it to:

Ø direct the Department of Justice to send observers to safeguard the protectors’ safety and their First Amendment rights. Contact:

Attorney General Loretta Lynch
United States Department of Justice
950 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20530

Tracy.Toulou2@usdoj.gov.

Ø direct the Army Corps to immediately issue an order to stop work on additional construction within a mile between Highway 1806 and the Missouri River to help reduce tensions until the Corps finalizes its decision regarding the Lake Oahe easement. Contact:

Jo-Ellen Darcy, Assistant Secretary of Army (Civil Works)
108 Army Pentagon
Washington, DC 20310

joellen.darcy@us.army.mil
(703) 697-8986

Ø And call on North Dakota Governor Jack Dalrymple to remove the National Guard. It’s an inappropriate use of the United States military to interfere with a peaceful exercise of the First Amendment. Contact:

Governor Jack Dalrymple & Lt. Governor Drew Wrigley
Office of Governor State of North Dakota
600 East Boulevard Avenue, Bismarck, ND 58505-0100

governor@state.nd.us or http://www.governor.nd.gov/contact-us
(701) 328-2200

Help PDA Stand with Standig Dock. Please donate generously to our Stop Global Warming fund to help PDA send activists to help the Tribe on the ground.

In solidarity,

Donna Smith for Mike H., Judy, Mike F, Janis, Dan, Kim, Deb, Amos, and Teva
Your Progressive Democrats of America National Team

P.S. We're here to help you make progress in your state and locality! If you need any help organizing a new PDA chapter or energizing your existing chapter, please contact PDA Field Coordinator Judy Hess.

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