November 14, 2016

Tomorrow in DC: Mass Protest Against Dakota Access Pipeline at Army Corps Headquarters

Indigenous and environmental leaders will join hundreds of people in an act of civil disobedience

WHAT: A peaceful sit-in and rally at President Obama’s Army Corps of Engineers Headquarters in Washington, DC, and a march to the White House as part of a national day of action calling for the rejection of the Dakota Access Pipeline. A delegation of Indigenous leaders from Standing Rock will be leading the action and risking arrest during the sit-in.

WHO: Ladonna Allard, Sacred Stone Camp; Eryn Wise, International Indigenous Youth Council; Judith LeBlanc, Native Organizers Alliance; Bill McKibben,; Jane Kleeb, Bold Alliance; Reverend Lennox Yearwood, Hip Hop Caucus; Deborah Parker, Our Revolution; Ben Jealous; Larry Cohen; James Zogby, Arab American Institute; and hundreds of people joining in solidarity with Standing Rock, with support from the Indigenous Environmental Network, Honor the Earth, International Indigenous Youth Council,, CREDO Mobile, Bold Alliance, Hip Hop Caucus, and many more.

WHERE: National Portrait Gallery, east steps at roughly 653 7th Street Northwest, Washington, DC 20004, and then the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Headquarters at 441 G Street Northwest, Washington, DC 20314, followed by a march to the White House.

WHEN: TOMORROW, November 15, 2016

***Press availability starting at 3:00 p.m.***

3:00 – 3:30 p.m. — Meet at National Portrait Gallery steps on 7th Street

3:30 – 3:45 p.m. — Walk to the Army Corps Headquarters

3:45 – 4:30 p.m. — Peaceful sit-in

4:30 – 5:00 p.m. — Rally

5:00 p.m. — March to the White House

WHY: Last week, several leaders in the fight against the pipeline published a letter urging those in the nation’s capital to join a “non-violent direct action” at the Army Corps of Engineers. The national call to action from Indigenous leaders in Standing Rock is in response to increased violent repression from militarized police as the pipeline company continues construction on sacred land despite a request from the Obama Administration to pause construction. This action, and the more than 300 actions planned for Tuesday, will be a powerful moment for people across movements to unite in solidarity with Indigenous peoples in Standing Rock and farmers in Iowa, and to strengthen the resistance movement against fossil fuels and white supremacy under a Trump administration.


Contact: Dani Heffernan, [email protected], (305) 992-1544