Demilitarize Standing Rock

Indigenous people at Sacred Stone Camp

*Information from ACLU.

As President Obama prepared to pardon his eighth and final turkey, law enforcement deployed tear gas, rubber bullets, percussion grenades, and water cannons – in below-freezing weather – against hundreds protesting the Dakota Access Pipeline.

News reports confirm more than 300 people have been injured.

Urge the Justice Department to investigate possible constitutional violations and suspend police use of federally supplied military equipment.

Facing heavily militarized crackdowns has not shaken the resolve of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe. This indigenous community continues to protect its sacred land and vital access to clean water. We have a short window to pressure the Justice Department before the administration changes hands on Inauguration Day.

The Justice Department can help stop the militarized response. It oversees federal programs that may have supplied much of the equipment being used against protesters – and it can put those oversight measures to use.

Help keep up the pressure while we still have a chance – join the effort and add your name to stop the siege on water protectors at Standing Rock.

Last Tuesday’s #NoDAPL National Day of Action made it clear that the tribe’s supporters aren’t backing down. Thousands gathered outside Army Corps of Engineers and federal government buildings across the country to protest the pipeline construction. Twenty-two members of Congress called on the president to send legal observers to safeguard water protectors and journalists. U.N. officials denounced police and security violence against the nonviolent protesters and the “inhuman and degrading conditions” facing those who have been arrested and detained.

The water protectors’ resilience will not fade. Do your part to protect their rights and liberties.

Thanks for taking action,
Anthony for the ACLU Action team