WEDNESDAY, JUNE 12, 2013
THE BLOG OF THE RAINFOREST ACTION NETWORK

Training for the Keystone XL Pledge of Resistance

KeystonePledge               When the going gets tough, the tough get going. Throughout the summer, Rainforest Action Network, CREDO, and the Other 98% will be leading nationwide trainings in dignified, nonviolent civil disobedience. These trainings will support the more than 60,000 people eager to take action to stop the construction of the Keystone XL pipeline. Our trainers will be traveling across the country and stopping in 25 cities throughout July, including Chicago, Houston, Tampa, and Boston. It will take hundreds of activist leaders to plan, lead and train others – so they can participate in local civil disobedience actions, in their hometowns. As a result of these trainings, all participants will be ready to organize unified demonstrations to push President Obama to reject the Keystone Pipeline, once and for all. We are training people from all walks of life, who are bound by one common thread -- they recognize that climate change is not a distant concept, but a pressing threat to our health and our country. To give you a picture of the kinds of people who have signed up for trainings this summer, we are talking about everyday people. Mothers, fathers, grandparents, children, people of faith, people who worked for the President, all willing to put their bodies on the line to push their President to stand on the right side of history -- and reject the dangerous Keystone XL pipeline. This pledge has shown us that people are ready for their government to take bold and ambitious action to address climate change, and they are willing to take bold action to get it. Will you join all of us this summer? To take the Pledge of Resistance, please click here.

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