WE DID IT!
We Saved the Anti-Tar Sands Summit! And we did it with a network of small donors who mostly gave $50 or less.
Much gratitude to everyone who pitched in and helped us raise $6000 in less than 36 hours!
The space is reserved. Activists are registered.
But an unforeseen funding complication could stop the whole thing as money for the camp has become no longer available!
To make the camp happen, we need to raise $6000 by Monday evening.
Can you donate $5,$10 or $50 and support grassroots resistance to tar sands infrastructure in the west?
Here’s an open letter for support from the organizers at Northern Rockies Rising Tide:
We at Northern Rockies Rising Tide have been involved in organizing an International Tar Sands Resistance Summit to take place just outside of Missoula, Montana from November 19 – 22. To promote this event we were working in collaboration with the Indigenous Environmental Network, local community groups, and national environmental organizations. The notion of the camp is to bring together communities directly impacted by Tar Sands development and related infrastructure projects to learn from each other, strategize, and take action against what some have characterized as the most devastating industrial project on the planet. To this end, we have invited organizers and engaged citizens from communities impacted by the XL Energy Pipeline, the Alberta Tar Sands, the Utah Tar Sands (which would be the first Tar Sands surface mining operation in the United States), and the mega-load shipments to attend the Summit. The response we have received in support of this summit has been amazing. Continue reading