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AMES - Day of Direct Action against DAPL

  • Run Weaver Run 4308 Toronto Ames, Iowa 50014 (map)

WHAT: Bold Action Teams (BATs) will mobilize for direct action across Iowa, targeting officials and businesses that have aided and abetted construction of the Dakota Access pipeline. 

WHEN: Wednesday, February 22 during "business" hours. Commit for the entire day or for a minimum of 3 hours.

WHERE: In or near your community, at a government office, bank, or other place that has supported construction of the pipeline. We'll have a comprehensive list of targets available shortly before the Day of Direct Action.

WHY: The Dakota Access pipeline isn't finished. Politicians, public officials and businesses who've supported it need to hear that the pipeline is wrong for Iowa and wrong for our planet.

THE PLAN:
* Take Wednesday the 22nd off from work (yes, we know not everyone can).
* Join a BAT -- we'll help connect you with folks in your area.
* Meet with your BAT of 5-10 people over coffee or lunch on the 22nd to study the message, discuss the code of nonviolence and plan details for the day's action(s).
* Invite local press to meet-up with your BAT and travel with you to the action.
* Each team will be led by an experienced leader, someone well-versed in non-violence and capable of effectively directing the action.

ACTION: BATs will occupy the targeted space and read statements, press releases, articles and other material explaining why this pipeline is wrong. One or two members of each BAT will take photos and video. BATs either stay until arrested or until security threatens to arrest them. If BATs choose not to risk arrest, they then either disperse or travel to another site for a second action.

FOLLOW-UP: We'll have a "hotline" -- a BAT-line! -- for teams to send photos, video and a brief summary of the action.

Let's make this big! We need 100 BATs! Sign up here to participate, and indicate your preferred role(s) (i.e., team leader, risk arrest, spokesperson, photographer, videographer, driver).

Contact Ed Fallon at ed@boldiowa.org for questions.

Earlier Event: February 22
Day of Direct Action Against DAPL
Later Event: February 25
Standing Rock Fundraiser