Target: President Barack Obama
Goal: Protect the Standing Rock camp from police attacks and denial of emergency services.
Many brave protesters are being denied emergency care and supplies by the Morton County Sherrif’s Department. The department is threatening anyone who tries to aid these people, and the police continue to attack them with no mercy for daring to protect Native American Rights from the intrusive Dakota Access Pipeline. The pipeline has been praised for delivering sweet crude oil quickly through the lands, with no thought for the consequences such a thing will have for the land and those who live on it.
Worse still, President Barack Obama has been unnervingly silent on the issue, and he has so little time left in office to put a stop to the brutality. President Obama has less than 60 days left in office before Donald Trump steps in and presumably further encourages both the pipeline and the attacks.
The Standing Rock Sioux should not be denied their right to live peacefully, free of an intrusive oil pipeline that will threaten and disrupt their way of life. The authorities have no right to punish them so brutally for protecting what is rightfully theirs, and we must put a stop to the police attacks and the denial of supplies. Sign this petion to demand President Obama step in and protect the Standing Rock camp, as well as putting a stop to the Dakota Access Pipeline altogether.
Dear President Obama,
The police and the sheriff’s office of Morton County are brutally attacking protesters of the Dakota Access Pipeline, including issuing threats to anyone who tries to bring supplies or emergency care to these brave people. The Sioux of Standing Rock are essentially being punished for trying to protect what is left of their land from an oil pipeline that will disrupt their enviornment and way of living.
You have very little time left to put a stop to both the brutality and the pipeline itself. These people do not deserve to have their home destroyed by crude oil that will cause more harm than good for the environment. Please step in and speak out against the police attacks and the Morton County Sherrif’s Office’s threats to anyone who would try to help the Standing Rock Sioux.
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Photo Credit: Desiree Kane