On one side are symbols of the birthright of all earthlings: clean earth, air, fire, and water. On the other side are products of human endeavor which are threatening this birthright. In between these two forces, we will “draw a line” with our bodies that says: no more plundering the planet for human wants, no more Keystone XL, let’s transition to renewable energy, let’s create a thriving, just, and sustainable world.
Over 75,000 Americans, including Louisvillians, have pledged to resist
construction of the Keystone XL pipeline. If the project is approved by the U.S.
State Department we will risk arrest through peaceful, dignified civil
This October 30 rally puts the Obama administration on notice
that we will take this action. We will influence the president’s
decision by demonstrating our readiness. The civil disobedience itself
will occur at a later date if, and when, the pipeline is approved. If
Obama does not approve the pipeline we will party instead.
On, June 20, Hundreds of concerned citizens marched from the Louisville International Convention Center to rally on the Belvedere. In what was the largest environmental justice rally in Kentucky history! They were joined by Unitarian Universalist Association President Rev. Peter Morales, Wendell Berry (author, activist, and farmer), Tim DeChristopher (environmental activist and subject of the documentary "Bidder 70") along with; interfaith and community leaders in a witness for our Earth, our communities, and our future.