Read the original call to action below, and sign the pledge to let the President know you’re standing with us, and against Keystone XL.
Keystone XL is the president’s test for his resolve on climate - but he won’t reject it without our pressure.
Over the past year, more than 95,000 people have signed the pledge, and we’ve trained more than 450 local Pledge of Resistance leaders to deploy these tens of thousands of people in peaceful, dignified civil disobedience if necessary.
The pipeline clearly fails the climate test he set.
But the fossil fuel industry and oil-state politicians are pushing President Obama hard for approval.
If tens of thousands of people stand up as President Obama mulls his final decision, and commit to participate in civil disobedience if necessary, we can convince the White House that it will be politically unfeasible to go forward. Our goal is to stop the Keystone XL pipeline -- by showing enough opposition to Keystone XL that President Obama will reject it. So we want you to carefully consider if this is something you can commit to be a part of.
But if he shows clear signs he that he is preparing to approve it, we will be ready. Here's exactly what we have in mind: The State Department is now considering the more than one million comments on its sham assessment opposing Keystone XL - including a very critical comment from the EPA.That while NASA's chief climate scientist's assertion that Keystone XL will spell 'game over' for the climate may be true, it is essentially irrelevant.That we should let the bankers and the oil companies profit while the planet inevitably burns. And so, that day reminded us of something else, too: Those two weeks in August of 2011, when the peaceful and dignified arrest of 1,253 people over two weeks at President Obama's front door effectively stopped what was considered a virtually guaranteed presidential approval of Keystone XL.Will you join us in pledging resistance to the Keystone XL pipeline, including - if necessary - pledging to participate in peaceful, dignified civil disobedience? C., because this decision will affect all of us, where we live.So we want to see the beautiful sight of actions across the nation -- including a wide variety of symbolic targets like State Department offices, Trans Canada corporate lobbies, Obama Organizing for Action meetings, banks that are financing tar sands oil development, areas ravaged by Superstorm Sandy, and along the pipeline route. We need to support their efforts and make them much, much bigger. We ask in the belief that there are tens of thousands of people out there who feel as strongly about this as we do; who believe that these circumstances call for extraordinary action, and want to be part of that action in their community.There is still time to convince President Obama to change his mind and reject Keystone XL.