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Friday, January 20, 2017

It Takes Roots -- Grow the Resistance


International Indigenous Youth Council leads Resistance March in DC today.
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Right now more than 70 grassroots feminist leaders from the front lines of movements for climate, gender, indigenous, racial, housing and economic justice are convening in DC for the #ItTakesRoots to #GrowTheResistance delegation.
Grow the ResistanceThe delegation is convened by Climate Justice Alliance, Grassroots Global Justice Alliance, Right to the City Alliance and Indigenous Environmental Network who are joining together as an unstoppable force to grow the resistance.
Right now more than 70 grassroots feminist leaders from the front lines of movements for climate, gender, indigenous, racial, housing and economic justice are convening in DC for the #ItTakesRoots to #GrowTheResistance delegation. The delegation is convened by Climate Justice Alliance, Grassroots Global Justice Alliance, Right to the City Alliance and Indigenous Environmental Network who are joining together as an unstoppable force to grow the resistance.

Tomorrow, (Jan 21) these powerful and bold leaders will take action at the Department of Energy and HUD to defend the land, water, our homes and our bodies and to plant the seeds for bold, visionary resistance in the face of the incoming Trump Administration.

We need you to amplify the message that women of color, gender-non conforming folx and communities on the front lines of fighting for liberation and justice for all will and must lead in the months and years ahead.

THREE WAYS TO JOIN US:
Social Media, Take the Pledge, and Donate!




SOCIAL MEDIA
  1. Post or Schedule these Facebook & Twitter Posts from your Organizational and Personal accounts at 8:30 AM ET / 5:30 AM PT TOMORROW January 20 ahead of our direct action at the DOE and HUD!
FACEBOOK: (Directions For Scheduling Posts on Facebook)


Share the image with this text... BREAKING: Women of color, indigenous leaders and tenantsare  taking action this morning at the Department of Energy and HUD this morning to defend the land, water, our homes and our bodies and #GrowTheResistance against Trump.
Follow @ourcity @ggjalliance @CJAourpower @IENEarth on twitter for live action updates and take the pledge at: www.GrowTheResistance.org

#GrowTheResistance #ItTakesRoots #GrassrootsFeminism

TWITTER: (Directions For Scheduling Posts on Twitter)

Share the image with this text... BREAKING: Frontline leaders taking action at the DOE and HUD to #GrowTheResistance. Take the Pledge at bit.ly/ITR_GTR #ItTakesRoots
  1. Follow the action and repost/retweet/share live updates from the ground.
Hashtags to follow: #ItTakesRoots #GrowTheResistance #GrassrootsFeminism
Follow on Twitter: @GGJAlliance @CJAOurPower @ienEarth @OurCity
  1. Write Your Own Posts, Share local updates and use the hashtags! Check Out our Social Media Toolkit Here: http://ittakesroots.org/translocal-toolkit/

PLEDGE To Grow The Resistance - Sign & Share!

This week is just the start of what's to come for bold and visionary opposition. We're taking action in the first 100 days of trumps regime and beyond. Take the pledge and share it with your networks at: www.growtheresistance.org


Grow the Resistance
This week is just the start of what's to come for bold and visionary opposition. We're taking action in the first 100 days of trumps regime and beyond. Take the pledge and share it with your networks at: www.growtheresistance.org

SUPPORT the Movement - Support Frontline & Women Of Color Leadership
Our members are raising funds to support the costs of doing this together. Will you make a donation to support the It Takes Roots to Grow the Resistance mobilization?  All donations are tax-deductible.

Click here to donate online TODAY: https://www.crowdrise.com/it-takes-roots-to-grow-the-resistance/

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Indigenous Groups Protest Outside Trump Gala




     
             
    
Indgenous Environmental Network
Photos by Jade Begay
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
January 20, 2017
Contact:
Jade Begay, jade@ienearth.org , 505-699-4791
Diane May, diane@megaphonestrategies.com, 317-292-2922
Indigenous Groups Protest Outside Trump Gala
Sponsored by Kochs and Phillips 66
Washington D.C. Jan. 20, 2017 - On the eve of the 58th presidential inauguration, indigenous leaders of the Indigenous Environmental Network and youth of the International Indigenous Youth Council led a march and a flash round dance to send a message to Trump and Big Oil.

At 7PM EST nearly one hundred people gathered on the steps of the National Portrait Gallery, then at 8PM EST began to march to Hotel Monaco where the Oklahoma State Society was hosting a Trump inauguration gala, sponsored by Phillips 66 and Koch Industries.

The Indigenous group brought messages from Standing Rock, ND as Phillips 66 has investments in the Dakota Access Pipeline. In addition, the Koch Brothers are long time supporters of fracking which has negatively impacted Indigenous communities across the nation and especially in Oklahoma.

The following statement was made by Kandi Mossett of the Indigenous Environmental Network:

"I invite everyone inside this building, at this Oklahoma State Society Gala, to come to North Dakota, where I'm from, in the heart of the Bakken Shale Formation and to see for yourself what it looks like to be on the frontline. Because it's not like coming to a fancy event in D.C. The oil industry is literally killing my people. The community that I grew up in is no longer safe. When the oil and gas came, the violence against women increased by 168%. As they dig into the earth and violently extract, they are also raping and oppressing our communities."

The mobilization ended at 9PM EST after three Indigenous leaders and youth spoke and after a few rounds of the round dance. Traffic was directed to other routes by marshalls. No arrests were made.

A video of the round dance can be watched here: https://www.facebook.com/Indigenousrisingmedia/videos/1601335066549980/?hc_ref=PAGES_TIMELINE


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 The Indigenous Environmental Network was formed by grassroots Indigenous peoples and individuals to address environmental and economic justice issues across Turtle Island, also known as North America.

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A video of the round dance can be watched here: https://www.facebook.com/Indigenousrisingmedia/videos/1601335066549980/?hc_ref=PAGES_TIMELINE
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