Update on the Recent Benefit, and Update on the Standing Rock Day of Action Nov. 15 happening in the Bay Area coordinating with others across the country -
There is a huge groundswell of support for Standing Rock. Hundreds attended the benefit at the Sebastopol Grange on Nov. 6 which raised nearly $29,000 for Standing Rock. There was a line out the door, people waiting for other people to leave so that they could get in, and a shuttle to two nearby parking lots as the Grange parking lot was too full. There is also tremendous interest and activity on Facebook here and to some degree here, and on mailing lists and other local forums promoting the day of action. We expect a good turnout for the Nov. 15 day of action.
We have heard of at least THREE actions planned for Santa Rosa for tomorrow's nationwide coordinated Day of Action in support of Standing Rock. See below for info on the Santa Rosa actions, as well as the one in San Rafael (which we are focusing on) and San Francisco.
UPDATE 2:22 PM 11/15/2016:
TWO actions in city of Sonoma TODAY:
UPDATE 2:24 PM 11/15/2016:
Some of us are headed to the demonstration at Citibank in San Rafael later this afternoon.
4:30 to 6:30 PM - Citibank in San Rafael
We, 350 Sonoma along with the newly formed Solidarity with Standing Rock group in Sonoma County, are supporting the Citibank action in San Rafael, as they are the bank coordinating the financing of the Dakota Access Pipeline. We originally planned to support the action SF but the traffic and most especially the parking is horrendous even on a day with no action or other big event planned.
We decided to focus on 350Marin's action targeting Citibank in San Rafael, as it is likely the second largest direct action in the Bay Area planned for Tuesday, Nov. 15. The reason this is important to get a good showing at both of these events is that the larger these two events are, the more likely the mainstream media will do a story about them. As the two largest events in the Bay Area, they are the most likely to get press attention. There has been extremely poor coverage in the mainstream media. This is a chance to get media attention. We also support other local actions and have listed a number of these on this web site, as well as getting out the word on our mailing lists and Facebook. In the end, do what's right for you.
Bus, Carpool & Parking Info:
6:30 AM to 9:30 AM - Army Corps of Engineer in San Francisco
350 Bay Area is coordinating a day of action targetting the Army Corps of Engineers. It starts at 6:30am with a sunrise prayer ceremony at Civic Center Plaza, then walk to the offices of the Army Corps of Engineers.
Some coordination of rides/carpooling to SF is happening on Facebook on the benefit events page where discussion and updates regarding Standing Rock continue:
Santa Rosa has exploded with THREE possible actions on Nov. 15 which you can join:
11:45 AM - Citibank Action in downtown Santa Rosa
Action targeting Citibank in downtown Santa Rosa, as they are the bank coordinating the financing of the Dakota Access Pipeline. Meet at 11:45 AM:
5:30 PM to 7:30 PM (1 of 2 events at this time slot) - Human Rights Commission Meeting
If you can't join folks in San Francisco, San Rafael, or Sonoma tomorrow but what to do something - The Human Rights Commission will be voting on a resolution to support the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe.
Please come and voice your support for the resolution! This is the first step towards hopefully convincing the Board Of Supervisors and Santa Rosa City Council to support the tribe's resistance to the DAPL. These meetings tend to go long, so eat some dinner beforehand!
Meeting starts at 5:30 PM
Permit & Resource Management Department (PRMD)
If I've missed anything, please email email@example.com . I will try to update this page until about noon tomorrow - the 15th, and possibly in the afternoon. Thanks!