As I sit on the ferry from Oaks Bluff, Martha’s Vineyard back to the mainland it is hard not to think of the people who are currently sacrificing their body and individual rights outside the White House at this very moment. We traveled out to the Vineyard to follow our President Barack Obama and hand-deliver press packets for the Tar Sands Action to the White House Press Corps that surround him in order to remind them the key role that the President can play in future of the Keystone XL pipeline. Stopping the construction of this pipeline will halt a cascade of environmental impacts (“sure”? sounds a bit awkward) and begin to fulfill the campaign promises that engaged so many in 2008. Our mission to the Vineyard today was a simple but impacting way to support this growing movement to inspire the President to do the right thing. I encourage you to find your way to contribute.
The Keystone XL Pipeline is Obama’s chance to turn tides and start to regain support from the many that voted him into office. The same people that slept on the floors of churches taking workshops on grassroots political campaigning are now using the same trainings to prepare to be arrested outside his front door in D.C. Continue reading ‘Activists Follow Obama and White House Press Corps to Martha’s Vineyard’