Solidarity Fundraiser to Support Keystone XL Tar Sands Blockade!

Rising Tide Vermont is hosting a fundraiser for the ongoing Tar Sands Blockade happening in Texas. It is this Friday, November 9 @ 7 pm, 255 South Champlain St, Burlington, VT. We hope you will join us, or send a donation, to support what has been one of the most amazing campaigns of non-violent direct action in climate justice movement. Announcement with full detail is below:

In the woods of east Texas, TransCanada is breaking ground on a tar sands pipeline that threatens farmland, community water supplies, and will allow for the continued exploitation of First Nation’s lands in Canada. For over a month, brave folks from around the country have been opposing the construction of the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline in Texas. They are putting their bodies on the line through the Tar Sands Blockade and need your support.

Rising Tide Vermont is hosting an evening of dessert, music and solidarity so we can join and contribute to this movement, and help it grow in Vermont and in Texas. Please join us on Friday, November 9, from 7-10 pm at 255 South Champlain Street in Burlington. All proceeds will go directly to supporting the Tar Sands Blockade.

Tar Sands Blockade is a coalition of Texas and Oklahoma landowners and climate justice organizers using peaceful and sustained civil disobedience to stop the construction of TransCanada’s Keystone XL tar sands pipeline.

Last week, two women from New England (one from Vermont!) traveled to Texas to join the blockade. Together, lets send a message of solidarity and support to these brave women that the rest of Vermont stands with the Tar Sands Blockade and people resisting extreme energy everywhere.

Tar Sands Blockade is a grassroots campaign funded entirely by the generosity of individual donors. Every dollar of your contribution goes directly into stopping Keystone XL where it matters most. Your generous donation at the door will contribute to:

Direct Action Training Camps like the recent Keystone Convergence that trained 50+ participants
Materials to build blockades like tools, wood, cement, rope, and of course duct tape
Professional trainers who specialize in nonviolent direct action tactics
Essential supplies like food, cooking utensils, water containers, and tents
Legal expenses to help keep everyone informed on their rights and out of jail

Rising Tide Vermont is asking for a $10 donation at the door. Cash and checks are preferred. If you can’t make it to the fundraiser, please consider donating at tarsandsblockade.org, and let us know how much you donate at risingtidevermont@gmail.com so we can track how much support Vermonters are sending.

When Enbridge, Transcanada, Hydro Quebec and other extreme energy producers come to Vermont to build pipelines and lay transmission lines, we want Texas to have our back, so lets make sure we have theirs now!

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