This pipeline would be a huge threat to clean water, the climate, and Indigenous rights. The bad news ts that Kinder Morgan just received its final permit to start construction on its marine terminal in Metro Vancouver as early as this fall. The good news is that if we all pull together, we can stop this project. Standing up to governments and Big Oil in court isn’t cheap and these nations need another $125,000 to cover their legal fees. If enough of us pitch in even a small amount, we can fill the gap. Together, we can stop Kinder Morgan. Many paddles, one canoe!”
We’re asking people across the country to fundraise in their communities and support Indigenous legal cases against the Kinder Morgan pipeline.
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From October 2nd to the 12th, Indigenous nations are headed to court to try and overturn Justin Trudeau’s approval of the Kinder Morgan pipeline. They’re going to court to stand up for Indigenous rights, for the water, for whales, for the land and for the climate. The “Pull Together” Initiative was created to fundraise for First Nations legal cases against Kinder Morgan. Learn more about Pull Together.
In short, they’re going to court on behalf of all of us. But fighting governments and Big Oil in court is expensive — so our friends at Pull Together are trying to raise $125,000 to support the 4 Indigenous Nations taking on this pipeline in the courts.
2 weeks in courts will be gruelling. That’s why we’re asking for your support in the lead up to and during the 9 days they are in court by organizing simple fundraising actions — and we’ve got all the tips and tools you’ll need to make it happen. We also want to keep momentum high for the whole two weeks, to show that people from coast-to-coast-to coast stand with First Nations.
Want to know more about the legal cases? Read this.
We’re really asking you to do one of two things:
1. ‘Pass the hat’. Utilize moments when people are already gathered, whether it be for a concert, a faith gathering, family dinner, or house party. All you have to do is make the pitch — but make sure you check in with the organizers or hosts first! Here’s an example of 350 Divestment Campaigner, Katie, passing the hat:
2. Organize a simple event. Host a movie screening and discussion in your home with friends, or organize a fundraising canvass in your neighbourhood. Again, don’t over complicate things.
If neither of these options are possible, you can always make a personal donation and share this donation page with your friends and family through Facebook and email. Every little bit helps!
How do you do simple, effective fundraising? Here are some tips:
Make sure to share on social media with #PullTogetherBC #stopKM with a photo to encourage others to do the same!
Once you’ve completed your fundraising event, you can send it to the legal fund online.
You can donate online by credit card or Paypal on the 350.org team page on the “Pull Together” website
All donations are tax deductible.
If you need assistance with transferring money, contact [email protected]
Here are visuals from Pull Together that you can use for your fundraising efforts. Print some out in order to be visible as you collect donations!
Got questions about organizing a fundraiser or getting your event on the map? E-mail [email protected]