Target: Michael Brune, CEO and Executive Director of the Sierra Club
Goal: Encourage people to not purchase Shell oil products to support the kayak blockade.
A fleet of oil rigs is currently headed towards the Arctic, although brave kayakers are preparing to block them. Scheduled oil drilling will have an even higher likelihood of being stopped if people boycott Shell oil products in support of protesters’ efforts.
Shell oil rigs are driving through Seattle waters before probably heading to the Arctic in mid-May. However, while kayakers plan to escort the first oil rig into the area, they don’t plan on allowing any of them to leave.
Kayakers are rigorously training by making multiple trips to the area where the ships are supposed to arrive. They are also practicing holding onto each other’s boats for the purpose of creating a large barricade. The task is extremely dangerous, as kayakers are at risk of either drowning or getting stuck in boat propellers. Still, uncaring people who support oil drilling in the Arctic find these kayakers’ noble actions to be funny.
Tell Shell that the joke is on them by signing this petition in an effort to launch a campaign aimed at boycotting all Shell oil products. If we stand together and refuse to support the company, we can beat this corrupt corporate giant once and for all.
Dear Director Brune,
Oils rigs are headed towards Seattle waters on their way out to the Arctic. However, brave kayakers plan to surround them in order to block the ships from leaving the area. It is important that we boycott Shell oil products in order to show our support. Doing so increases the chance that oil drillers will halt their nonsensical actions.
Kayakers are taking a great risk, since they may either be sucked into boat propellers or drown if strong winds and waves throw them out of the kayaks. Yet despite their dedication to progress, people on the opposing side are callously laughing at their efforts.
For all of these reasons I urge you to launch a major campaign that encourages people to boycott all Shell oil products in support of the kayakers. While it may not be possible to join these noble heroes in their quest, we can certainly take steps to show that we support their brave efforts. Furthermore, conducting such a campaign will serve to raise awareness about the dangers of offshore oil drilling. If we work together to advocate and educate the public, we have the power to be unstoppable.
[Your Name Here]
Photo Credit: Backbone Campaign via Twitter