Nov. 15 - THREE Actions Planned for Santa Rosa, Plus San Rafael and San Francisco

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:

http://sonomaucc.org/pec-events/2-events-today-and-tonight/

 

UPDATE 2:24 PM 11/15/2016:

The rally in front of Citibank at noon today in downtown Santa Rosa was a huge success. I think 150-200 people were there (hard for me to estimate). Group letters - one for Citibank and one for Wells Fargo - were circulated and signed by the participants in the rally.

There is another rally planned for 5:30 tonight in Santa Rosa.

Some of us are headed to the demonstration at Citibank in San Rafael later this afternoon.

Photos soon.

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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.

http://www.350sonoma.org/change_of_plan_tuesday_nov_15_standing_rock_action

Bus, Carpool & Parking Info:

http://www.350sonoma.org/carpool_bus_info_for_the_nov_15_action_at_citibank_san_rafael

 

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.

http://www.350bayarea.org/nodapl_161115

Some coordination of rides/carpooling to SF is happening on Facebook on the benefit events page where discussion and updates regarding Standing Rock continue:

https://www.facebook.com/events/1186415131415949/1223775877679874/?notif_t=admin_plan_mall_activity&notif_id=1479091254988959

 

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:

https://actionnetwork.org/events/citibank-stop-funding-dakota-access-pipeline?zipcode=95401&country=US

 

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)

2550 Ventura Avenue
Hearing Room
Santa Rosa, CA 95403

 

5:30-7:30 pm (2 of 2 events at this time slot) - Demonstration
ALSO:  Demonstration in Santa Rosa. 5:30-7:30 pm, corner of 4th Street and Mendocino Ave. Bring signs. Tell friends.
For more info, 707-795-1044

 

If I've missed anything, please email 350sonomacounty@gmail.com . I will try to update this page until about noon tomorrow - the 15th, and possibly in the afternoon. Thanks!

 

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