Rally to stop the Keystone XL pipeline

Sunday 17 February 1 pm.
One Market Plaza, San Francisco

After the clarion call in his inaugural address, President Obama is finally talking about confronting climate change.

But words are not enough. He needs to take serious action. And any serious attempt to address climate change must include rejecting the Keystone XL pipeline.

Our pressure stopped it once. And as the president begins his second term, this is a key moment to show powerful opposition, and make sure we stop the “game over for the climate” tar sands pipeline again.

Tens of thousands are gathering in Washington, DC, on Sunday, February 17, to send that message. So we’re joining with our Bay Area friends at 350, Sierra Club and NRDC to organize another big rally here in San Francisco.

What: Surround the State Department: Rally to stop the Keystone XL pipeline When: Sunday, February 17, 1 pm.

Where:One Market Plaza, San Francisco

Click here to RSVP — then please invite your friends to join us, too.
Back in 2011, nobody thought we could stop Keystone XL. The way we proved them wrong was with relentless public pressure, including two weeks of arrests in front of the White House, dozens of visibility events at Obama appearances all across the country, including a huge CREDO-organized protest outside of President Obama’s fundraiser in San Francisco1, and more than 15,000 people surrounding the White House.

As the State Department works to review the environmental impacts of the latest version of the Keystone XL application, people are saying once again it’s a done deal. We can’t afford for them to be right.

The decision is President Obama’s alone. His inaugural promise to confront climate change means we have an opening to get him to do the right thing, but if there’s anything we’ve learned from the president’s first term, it’s that he rarely takes a stand unless we make sure he does so.

Surrounding the State Department office in San Francisco will send a powerful message, but only if enough people are there. So we need you to come, and to bring your friends.

We hope to see you at the rally on the 17th. Thanks for fighting Keystone XL.

Michael Kieschnick, President and CEO Becky Bond, Political Director