Saturday, Sept. 21–Draw A Line Against Tar Sands

It’s time to Draw the Line. On Saturday, September 21, thousands of people around the country will take action against Keystone XL and tar sands. The size and scope of these actions – over a hundred around the country – will show how much our movement has grown since the fight against Keystone XL began.

The day of action was called by 350.org and is supported by a national coalition of organizations, including Tar Sands Blockade, but it’s people like you who will make it powerful and make it real.

If you’re not already plugged in, Draw the Line is a great opportunity to meet like-minded activists in your hometown and start planning your own actions.

Find an action in your area and sign up today!

A few highlights from our neck of the woods:

  • The People’s Eminent Domain: Come join Tar Sands Blockade for a fun theatrical action in Love Park in Houston at 10 AM. If transnational corporations can use eminent domain to take land, then so can we! RSVP Here.

  • No Tar Sands Street Theatre: At 2 PM in Hermann Park, Houstonians Against Tar Sands will hold a lively street theatre performed by Houstonians of all ages. RSVP Here.

  • Remember Mayflower and Call Out Exxon: In Dallas, on September 23rd, Tar Sands Blockade, Texas Action Coalition for the Environment and the North Texas Light Brigade will gather at the Exxon Mobil Data Center for a candlelit vigil and light brigade to Remember Mayflower. Be there at 7 PM! RSVP Here.

  • Building Cross-Partisan Coalitions: In Bastrop, Texas on Saturday the 21st, Independent Texans is holding an all-day convention at the Bastrop Convention Center to build a cross-partisan coalition to protect Texas land and water. The convention has its own registration page apart from the Draw the Line website: Click here for registration and more information.

If you can make it to one of these actions, great! Otherwise, click here to find a Draw The Line event near you.

We hope to see you there! Bring a bunch of friends and family too – we won’t bring down the tar sands industry in a day, but if we hold to our convictions and keep gaining momentum, we can build a movement strong enough to keep all the tar sands underground where they belong.

We can’t wait to see all the creative and powerful ways that y’all will draw the line – or even hold that line with a blockade!