November 17, 2016
BENEFITING: CHINESE PROGRESSIVE ASSOCIATION
EVENT DATE: Jan 01, 2017
CPA is helping our delegation raise money for Standing Rock, to be sent to the Indigenous Environmental Network(IEN), once the campaign has ended. IEN is a long time ally to CPA, and leader in this struggle. We support Standing Rock!
Over the last several years, we have seen an increasing commitment, not to renewable energy but instead to creating infrastructure to continue the use of dirty energy. The North Dakota Access Pipeline is a 1,172 mile pipeline, with the capacity to carry 470,000 barrels of oil. What we know, is that it is not a question of if it will break, but when it will break, having profound and enormous threats on people, land and animals. It not only threatens people's drinking water, it also infringes on treaty rights and threatens sacred sites. Indigenous people from all over the country, have begun leading this struggle against dirty energy, to protect people, land and animals. As a delegation, we believe it is important to support Indigenous leadership, because we recognize that the continued colonization and oppression of Indigenous people in our society, signals the continued disempowerment and marginalization of poor, working class, communities of color across the nation. The camp needs to maintain a strong presence through the winter and in the face of escalating violence and brutality. We are calling for general support funds to support this incredible movement against dirty energy and corporate greed. We need to win this fight, and we are asking if you can join, by donating today!