Arrested, but not stopping

kristy Global Citizen

By the time you read this, I will be on my way to jail.

I have never been arrested before. It’s not a decision to make lightly. In the last week, 706 people have been arrested in front of the White House calling on President Obama to reject an outright climate disaster, the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline.

Today, I am proud to join them and —- with dozens of other young leaders by my side -— sit down and face arrest to take a stand for justice.

This is a major moment for our movement. Please share this video and join the call to action.

Watch the video and join the call for bold action!

This fight did not start here, nor will it end today. Our partners and allies in the indigenous community have been fighting the tar sands and this pipeline for years. This is an opportunity to stand in solidarity with them and take our own commitment to the next level.

A group of student leaders representing state networks across the country have written an open letter to our movement calling on all of us to take the bold action we know is necessary —- not just in DC, but on our campuses and communities across the country. It’s an incredible letter, I hope you’ll take the time to read it.

Watch and share the video to spread the call for young people to challenge tar sands and other forms of dirty energy as we move into the fall.

It is critical that this fall we carry this momentum and action across the country. The youth leaders who wrote this call to action have some ideas, but we know there are more. In the coming weeks we will host a call to regroup and determine next steps.

The choice to take bold action does not come easily, but if you are ready, I hope you will commit to join them in doing everything you can to win real victories for a clean and just energy future.

With Joy and Resolve,

Maura Cowley
Co-Director
Energy Action Coalition