Call to Action: Attend Providence Ordinance Committee Meeting

  • Providence City Hall 25 Dorrance Street Providence, RI, 02903 United States

Join No DAPL RI for #ProvidenceDivest this Wednesday March 22 at 5:45pm on the 3rd Floor of Providence City Hall. We need support from all residents, groups, and organizations who can help out to 1) Attend the meeting and bring signs! 2) Call the commitee and voice your support!

Over the next two days leading up to the meeting please call all committee members to voice support. 

Please call Providence Council Staff (works for all city council members) at 401-521-7477 and ask:

"Please relay my support to the Ordinance Committee members to vote in favor of divesting from the Dakota Access Pipeline on Wednesday night. Please ask Chairman Hassett and Vice-Chairman Principe to allow Randy Noka, a councilman of the Narragansett Tribe, and Elizabeth Hoover, Professor at Brown University, speak on No DAPL RI's behalf."

Below is additional contact info for the ordinance committee members:

"Councilman/woman__ , please vote in favor of divesting from the Dakota Access Pipeline on Wednesday night."

If emailing, please copy council@providenceri.com so the entire city council will see the support.

Councilman Terrence M. Hassett, Chairman
Ward12@providenceri.com
401-454-0644 (No voicemail)

Councilman Bryan Principe, Vice-Chairman
Ward13@providenceri.com
401-486-2488

Councilwoman Carmen Castillo Ward9@providenceri.com
401-226-4678
Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/Ward9CityCouncil/ 

Councilwoman Mary Kay Harris Ward11@providenceri.com
401-481-8268

Councilwoman Jo-Ann Ryan
Ward5@providenceri.com
401-595-8604, 401-464-2046
Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/Ward5Providence/ 
Twitter: @JoannRyanPVD5

What's on the agenda? 

Join No DAPL RI to advance Councilman Yurdin's resolution to divest City of Providence funds from banks funding the Dakota Access Pipeline and other "resource" projects that attack Indigenous sovereignty and survival and invite ecological disaster.

Divesting makes Providence a leader along with cities that already passed ordinances: Seattle, WA; David, CA; Santa Monica, CA and a handfull of other cities are in the process of passing ordinances: San Franciso, Los Angeles, Minneapolis, and New York City.

-Divesting improves the local economy by keeping our money local.
-Inaction normalizes the injustice of DAPL
-Inaction normalizes police violence
-Inaction breaks treaties with Native nations
-DAPL threatens water for 18 million people
-Safety with explosions (220 significant pipeline spills in US from January – October 25 2016, and 3,032 since 2006), and

Energy Transfer/Sunoco Logistics also funds:
-Mariner East Pipeline in Pennsylvania,
-Bayou Bridge Pipeline in Louisiana, and
-Trans-Pecos Pipeline in Texas

Some sign suggestions: 

Divest Providence
Water Is Life
No DAPL for PVD

Here's the link to the official agenda: 
http://providenceri.iqm2.com/Citizens/Detail_Meeting.aspx?ID=5671

Fill the house! Join us!