Let's finish strong
After all of the hard work and sacrifice you've put into this action, I want to make sure that we end this with something big - something worthy of the spirit you've shown over the past two weeks or so.
This week our action has grown tremendously. Each day, more and more people follow your lead (over 100 people were arrested today). To put a real exclamation point on this action, we should aim to make Saturday's final sit-in our biggest yet. If you've been on the fence at all about whether to get involved, this is your last chance to join this action, and one of the most important as well. Please get in touch with us if you have any lingering concerns about participating. If you can attend the sit-in and risk arrest, definitely do so.
For those of you who have been wanting to get involved but know you can't risk arrest - or have been arrested once already - there's another important opportunity Saturday as well. Our friends at the Sierra Club, 350.org and Interfaith Power and Light are organizing a rally against Keystone XL and the tar sands this Saturday at Noon at Lafayette Park, just outside the White House. I'll be speaking there, along with Naomi Klein and many others. There will be music from our ally Joe Uehlein, and aerial art that we will compose with our bodies coordinated by Daniel Dancer.
The sit-ins over the last few weeks are a way for us to show the depth of our movement, and this rally is a way to show its breadth: Everyone is invited. When you come, bring a black shirt and a water bottle (the shirt is for our art, the water bottle is for you to stay hydrated while wearing black in the sun).
To sign up for the rally click here: http://action.sierraclub.org/site/Calendar?id=156721&view=Detail
As I've said several times, we don't yet know what the President's final decision will be, and the odds are still stacked against us. But we're changing those odds with every person who joins.
Let's finish strong. I'd love to see you this Saturday.
Can I tell you how easy it will be for someone to talk me into driving back to D.C. Friday night after class? Like, very damn easy. That's how easy.