Today the first training for the first group of protesters has begun. Tomorrow they will go to the White House gates and be arrested for sitting-in. It all begins now.
We have received many letters and emails thanking us for going and cheering us on. For every one of us at the Tar Sands Action, there are probably a hundred people who would like to be there with us. According to the organizers of the action, this is the biggest civil disobedience for the climate ever.
The organizers of the action have sent us a link to a Flkr album with pictures of people thanking those of us who are going to DC for the protest. These beautiful pictures make us feel humble and loved. Here is the link: http://www.flickr.com//photos/350org/sets/72157627346811329/show/
Meanwhile, Josh Fox, the director of the documentary Gasland about the disastrous method of extracting natural gas called fracking, has released a video showing why this action is so incredibly important. Here is the link to his video: http://www.tarsandsaction.org/video-gasland-director-josh-fox-issues-call-to-action/
If you would like to support this action, please call the White House on August 23rd, the day we are there being arrested. The phone number is 202-456-1111. Tell them that you support the Tar Sands Action sit-in that is going on outside. Tell them that you have friends there. Tell them that you urge President Obama to deny a permit to the Keystone XL pipeline.