On Strike for the Climate: At Work for the Future

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The anticipation is building: in city after city, around the world, millions of people are joining forces, taking to the streets to demand climate justice. The climate strikes, led by youth, are disrupting business as usual in an unequivocal demand for justice: by everyone, for everyone. 

The climate crisis won’t wait, so neither will we. Find a climate action near you.

As we go into the Climate Strike Week, let’s reflect on what People Power can do.  We experienced it first hand this past year when Indigenous Nations, backed by an allied community, “quashed” the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion project and sent Big Oil packing. Since July, you’ve been part of contributing over $110,000 to back the Indigenous Nations’ ongoing court challenges to stop TMX. We’ve been overwhelmed by your generosity: thank you, thank you. 

In addition to the rapidly growing legal fund, just this past week Squamish Nation enjoyed a victory in court that threw a wrench in the works of TMX. The B.C. Court of Appeal decision will require B.C. to conduct a new Environmental Assessment of the project, meaning the  provincial government can impose more stringent conditions on the project, delay project permitting and consult more extensively with Indigenous Peoples to assess risk and propose alternatives. 

Over the coming week, look out for daily actions on our Facebook and Instagram pages, and check out the Stories section on our website to see ways you can support climate action while strengthening Indigenous rights. 

Here are a few other ways people in the Pull Together community are supporting the objectives of this week’s massive Global Climate Action: 

  • Robin Susanto donated a day’s wages to Pull Together, saying “Instead of striking for the climate, I am working for it. This is my day’s pay. I am donating my day’s pay  it because I am supporting the First Nations who are fighting against the TMX pipeline. They are fighting for our common home.”
  • A group of citizens from Puget Sound calling themselves “Team Cascadia” set up an online fundraising team to raise funds for Pull Together  – https://fundraise.raventrust.com/team/245912
  • Queers for Climate Justice raised $3k for Indigenous legal challenges https://fundraise.raventrust.com/queersforqlimatejustice

As we move into a week of climate action, can you deepen your commitment to Pull Together? 

Let’s channel and sustain this momentum, and do our part to keep the climate crisis at bay. We have Indigenous nations to back and a pipeline to stop.  As millions of people sound the alarm —  that climate inaction is no longer an option — we invite you to join hands with Indigenous Peoples  to build a sustainable and just future.

PS: Aside from making a donation right now, our easy tools make it a cinch to set up an online fundraiser and canvas your friends and family to pitch in. Set a goal, share your page, and watch the contributions roll in. The average person raises $800 this way! Ready? Set: quash!!

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