No to KXL Rally in D.C.

System Change Not Climate Change is organizing with Indigenous activists to say no to #KXL.


Saturday, January 3, 2015
Lafayette Square
H Street and 17th Street, NW, Washington, District of Columbia 20005

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From the No to KXL organizers:

We are in the battle of our lives as we see history repeating itself in legislation that steals our lands, our homes, and our lives. As you know, on November 19, 2014, the Senate failed to pass legislation that would approve the construction of the Keystone XL Pipeline (KXL) by only 1 vote. This January, when the 114th Congress reconvenes, we fully expect the KXL bill to be up for a vote and sent to the president’s desk for approval. Although Mr. Obama may veto the bill on the grounds that the process is incomplete, he may decide to bend to Republican, Canadian, and big oil pressures.

We invite you to join us in an initiative to bring the voices of the people together to Washington D.C. on January 3, 2015, for coordinated action and education—NO TO KXL RALLY.

The rally is being organized by a diverse national coalition of Native American leaders, environmental organizations, and individuals who agree that the Keystone XL Pipeline is not in the national interest, has the potential to contaminate the nation’s largest freshwater aquifer, and puts the lives of all people who live along its path in serious danger. This event will be both educational and action-oriented, and aimed at building on the momentum created by the recent Climate Change March in New York City. We must act together to fight the KXL Pipeline legislation from being passed, and the time to act is NOW!

Details will be forthcoming about location, speakers and additional events taking place Friday evening January 2 and post-rally. A message board will soon be up to assist those who want to attend with transportation and lodging.

Check back to get the latest information as we continue to work to organize this event.

This is our chance to join together and in unity, to raise our collective voices to say STOP KXL. Let’s show Congress and President Obama that the KXL Pipeline is not in the best interest of our country, but will be a death warrant to our environment and to the people. We know this battle is being fought in frontline communities across the United States and in the First Nations of Canada, but we ask you to join us on January 3rd to bring the voices of the frontline to the steps of power.

We sincerely hope that you will join us in this movement for people, planet, and peace.

In solidarity…

Emelie Jeffries, Two Worlds Radio presents ‘Voices of Our People’ hosted by Emelie Jeffries

Tara Houska,

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