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Saturday, February 09, 2019
PETITION: Demand Congress protect Oak Flat from ecological devastation
On Saturday, the Poor People’s Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival joins the Apache Stronghold in Arizona on their Fifth Annual March to Oak Flat. Because:
The Apache Stronghold’s struggle is the struggle of families in Detroit whose water was shut off.
The struggle of disenfranchised people in Kentucky, where 9% of the state can’t vote.
The struggle at the border, where federal workers are pawns in a battle for a wall while land is secretly sold off to multinational corporations on the other side of the fence.
Corporate America has shown it is willing to ignore the needs of the poor in almost every way, including by dumping toxic chemicals on the poor and indigenous people again and again.
Meanwhile, the U.S. federal government acts unaccountable to its own treaties with native and indigenous people. From the Doctrine of Discovery that was used to justify the takeover of indigenous lands to the ongoing attempt to undermine tribal sovereignty and steal native people’s resources, the U.S. has been assaulting the very right of indigenous people to exist.
We are all people of conscience -- Apache, Christian, Jewish, Muslim, people of other faiths and not of faith -- who refuse to be silent while Congress and corporate interests attempt to destroy indigenous people’s right to political independence and their very right to exist.
We stand in solidarity with the Apache Stronghold. Our fight is one.
Forward together, not one step back!
Rev. Dr. William J. Barber II and Rev. Dr. Liz Theoharis Co-Chairs of the Poor People’s Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival
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