Here’s what you can do to help:
1. WRITE LETTERS: Join our Grandmother to Grandmother letter-writing campaign to Dr. Jill Biden, asking her to urge the President to stop the pipeline. Include a photo of a young person whose future you are concerned for. If you don’t identify as a grandmother, write to President Biden directly. Here is a sample letter- make any changes that feel good to you.
The White House
1600 Pennsylvania Ave NW
Washington, DC 20500
You can also email the Bidens at https://www.whitehouse.gov/contact/
2. JOIN the Indigenous Women of the Americas Defending Mother Earth Treaty Bay Area Signatories with their Summer Solstice Action. Please read the description of this action. Please mark “going” only if you are committed to actually writing and sending a letter. Details are in the event! We invite you to join us! We can be part of sending the 1000 letters that this the goal of this campaign. https://www.facebook.com/IndigenousWomenTreaty/photos/gm.2831761553751554/1394405917581332
Please shoot us an email to tell us that you have written and sent these two letters to the Bidens (and how many other people you have gotten to do likewise) firstname.lastname@example.org
3. TELL BANKS TO STOP FUNDING LINE 3. In just a few clicks you can join @zhaabowekwe in her effort to tell the CEOs of 18 banks that they must #DefundLine3.
Add your voice to the growing demand to banks like Chase, Citi, Bank of America and TD Bank to STOP financing Line 3.
Send a direct email to CEOs now to demand that they stop funding the toxic Line 3 pipeline. Your email will go directly to the inboxes of CEOs, executives, and Board members of the banks funding Line 3
3. DONATE: Support the indigenous activists on the front lines of this struggle:
Grandmothers Supporting Grandmothers!
CHECK OUT A BEAUTIFUL SHORT VIDEO OF 1000 GRANDMOTHERS JOINT ACTIONGrandmothers joint IN ST. PAUL ON THE LAST DAY OF OUR TRIP (made by Peg Hunter: https://vimeo.com/558779216
What is Line 3?
Ojibwe tribes have been leading the fight along with community and environmental groups to stop Line 3 in northern MN for 6 years. This very last section of pipeline would bring toxic tar sands from Alberta, Canada to Superior, WI to flow through a maze of pipelines to Louisiana. Then into tankers to feed the dwindling global need for filthy dangerous tar sands crude. Line 3, if completed, would emit toxic pollutants equivalent to 50 coal plants a day. All at a time when the demand for oil is plummeting.
The permit to begin drilling has been issued to Enbridge Energy giant. Despite the pretense of being a “replacement project” in reality a whole new Line 3 carrying twice as much tar sands would be built along a new route that crosses 200 bodies of water including the Mississippi twice, cuts across the heart of Ojibwe territory of lakes and wild rice watersheds, violating indigenous treaty rights and sovereignty and threatening their culture and way of life. And the old corroded pipeline may be left to rot and leak.
After exhausting all the means at their disposal, the tribes now have water protectors building camps along the proposed 300 mile route to protect their water and stop new construction. The future of the water, the land and their tribes existence is depending on them. We can help.
Photos of some of the Line 3 actions we have been involved with: