SBCAN: Defund Line 3! Stop the Money Pipeline day of action Friday

Sunrise Santa Barbara is planning an action in conjunction with the "Defund Line 3" / Stop the Money Pipeline day of action on Friday, May 7 at 1 p.m. at the Santa Barbara Courthouse.

The oil pipeline known as Line 3 is being built through Indigenous territory without consent. The Red Lake Nation, White Earth Nation and the Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe are all suing to stop the pipeline. Prominent native activists have described the pipeline as “cultural genocide” and Indigenous activists in northern Minnesota are leading the direct actions on the ground.

If built, Line 3 would release as much greenhouse gas into the atmosphere as 50 new coal-fired power plants. It would release as much greenhouse gas as the entire rest of the state of Minnesota.

The fight to stop this pipeline is the fight to save our planet.
Meet at the Santa Barbara Courthouse at 1 p.m. and march to four major banks that fund fossil fuel projects (Union, Wells Fargo, Bank of America and Chase) with signs, songs and chants.