VIDEO: Senator Bernie Sanders Offers Support for Keystone XL Tar Sands Protest

By Rainforest Action Network

Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont, a prophetic voice for justice and love, has lent his voice to the upcoming Tar Sands Action. The support from Sen. Sanders and other courageous policymakers will be needed to let President Obama know that he has the support of the American people if he stands up to Big Oil. We don’t know yet which way the president will lean, but we do know which side of history Senator Sanders is on.

Take Action

1 Sign & Share the Petition to Obama

Only the President of the United States has the authority to block the Keystone XL pipeline. Tell President Obama to keep the Keystone XL oil pipeline out of our backyards. Everyone in North America needs to be aware of this dangerous pipeline proposal, so please share this petition with your friends and family. Make sure they know that the opportunity to stop Keystone XL is right now.

2 Join the Tar Sands Action in D.C.

From August 20-September 3, concerned people from across the continent—students, celebrities, scientists, Indigenous peoples, church groups, environmentalists, parents, and more—are gathering in Washington for a mass act of civil disobedience at the White House. Over 1500 individuals are already registered to join this wave of sustained sit-ins and send a clear message to the President: The People are saying NO to the 2000-mile climate-destroying Keystone XL pipeline.

If you’re ready to do whatever it takes to stop climate change, you can register to join the action at