Can you join us Monday, December 23 in Pendleton for a very special demonstration & ceremony lead by members of the Umatilla tribes?
Please RSVP if you can join us.
Tonight the second tar sands megaload will leave the Port of Umatilla and stop near Pendleton tomorrow morning. We are calling on all of our supporters and allies to support the tribes and be in Pendleton when it rolls Monday night. Please bring your friends and family out for a holiday action you will never forget.
Carpool meet up: 1:00 PM, 4105 N. Haight Ave. Portland – corner of Mason & Haight.
Pendleton meet up: 5:30 PM, Wildhorse Casino Business Center 46510 Wildhorse Blvd, Pendleton, OR
At the casino we will discuss the plan for the evening and prepare to head out to the megaload nearby. After the gathering at the megaload we will bear witness to its departure en route to expanding the tar sands. People will be able to return to Portland at that point around 9 PM.
There have been seven actions over the last three weeks in the escalating resistance against the loads. Actions have occurred at Omega Morgan’s offices in Seattle and Portland, the Oregon Department of Transportation, the designer of the tar sands equipment in Washington and 19 have been arrested in three blockades.
While many have been arrested in the past few weeks, we are not asking people to risk arrest tomorrow, but to be there in support and solidarity with the many front lines communities resisting the tar sands. Can you help us by sharing our event on Facebook and emailing this page to your friends and family?
If you join us please be prepared to provide your own fuel, food and lodging (if desired).
We hope to see you tomorrow!
Portland Rising Tide
PS – We still need financial support for legal expenses and our organizing against the megaloads. We’ve raised almost $ 16,000 but need to raise $ 20,000 dollars to deal with the expenses we’ve had thus far. If you can make a donation please do so! Please share with others who might be interested and encourage them to donate.