Emergency Action: 
Stand With #NoDAPL Water Protectors
Women Water Protectors on the Frontlines - Photo by Emily Arasim/WECAN International
Dear Friends and Allies, 

On Tuesday February 7th, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers gave notice of it's intent to grant the final easement for the Dakota Access pipeline to drill underneath the Missouri River - an act which violates Indigenous Treaty laws, threatens human and environmental rights, violates congressional notification requirements, and disregards the hundreds of thousands of comments submitted on the yet incomplete Environmental Impact Statement ordered by the Obama Administration.

Now, more than ever is the time use our voices, take action, and stand in strength and solidarity with Water Protectors of Standing Rock and all those rising for justice for the Earth and her peoples across the world. 

Our struggles are inextricable. As we have seen in  North Dakota, there is no greater power than that of allies uniting across borders, nations and identities to protect and defend Mother Earth and our communities in the face of devastating climate disasters and governments and corporate entities which seem bent on endless extraction and profit over people and planet. 

TAKE ACTION TODAY for Indigenous Rights, Climate Justice, and a livable future for all generations to comeLet the Army Corps of Engineers, local decision makers and the Trump Administration know that we will  not  lay down in defeat in the face of their   violating  actions.
1. STAND UP! NoDAPL actions are happening across the United States NOW as part of a call by allies for a February 8 international day of emergency actions to "disrupt business as usual and unleash a global intersectional resistance to fossil fuels and fascism." -  Visit everydayofaction.org   to find or plan a direct action in your c ommunity.  

Please comment before Thursday February 9th at 5:00 PM - when our allies at Indigenous Environmental Network and others will deliver the comments in Washington D.C. 

3. DIVEST from banks funding the Dakota Access pipeline, and help your friends, families, colleagues, universities and workplaces to do the same. 

In strength, support and solidarity, 
The Women's Earth and Climate Action Network Team