Dear MoveOn member,
We wanted to send a special note to MoveOn members like you who've stepped up to support the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe.
Together, MoveOn members pitched in close to $100,000 to help the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe replenish funds depleted by their work to stop the Dakota Access Pipeline—and for their ongoing struggle for native sovereignty.
Soon, we'll present this contribution directly to the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe along with thousands of heartfelt messages of support from MoveOn members across the country.
When the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers rejected the pipeline company's easement earlier this month, the water protectors won a major victory against the Dakota Access Pipeline. But there will still be much work to do to ensure their land and water are safe from corporations that would disrespect their sovereignty and lands.
The tax-deductible contributions and messages of support from MoveOn members showed continued solidarity and support for the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe. MoveOn members have also stood with water protectors in many other ways over recent months.
- Earlier this year—after news broke that a private security firm was using dogs against peaceful water protectors—more than 120,000 members called on the North Dakota Private Investigation and Security Board (NDPISB) to demand an investigation. After mounting pressure, the NDPISB opened an investigation that ultimately found the guards were not licensed in North Dakota.1,2
- More than 400,000 MoveOn members signed the petition by Standing Rock Sioux Chairman David Archambault II and the Native Organizers Alliance calling on President Obama to take action to end the Dakota Access Pipeline once and for all.3
- In addition to those signatures, MoveOn members made more than 10,000 phone calls to the White House and North Dakota authorities to demand action and justice.
Your signatures, phone calls, and contributions helped amplify the work of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe and will continue to provide support for their ongoing work.
If you haven't yet, please sign the card and we'll deliver your message along with your contribution.
Thank you for showing up and standing with the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe and for all you do.
—Corinne, Jo, Bobby, Ben O., and the rest of the team
1. "Private security board to investigate guard dogs used at ND pipeline site," The Billings Gazette, September 12, 2016
2. "Breaking: Probe Finds Guards Who Unleashed Dogs on Pipeline Protesters Were Not Licensed in ND," Democracy Now!, October, 26, 2016
3. "Stop the Dakota Access Pipeline once and for all - #NoDAPL," MoveOn.org, accessed December 14, 2016