Center for Biological Diversity

Encircle the White House, Stop the Keystone XL Pipeline


President Barack Obama will decide the fate of the Keystone XL pipeline by the end of 2011.

Yes, I want to raise my voice in opposition to the Keystone XL by joining thousands of others in encircling the White House on Sunday, Nov. 6.

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We're thrilled to have you as part of this Sunday's action to stop the Keystone XL pipeline.

The Center's Bill Snape will be at the action and would love to meet you. He'll be wearing a Center T-shirt and hat, and between 2:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m. he'll be in Lafayette Square Park, directly across the street from St. John's Church, which is at 16th and H Streets NW. Bill will likely be accompanied by Frostpaw the Polar Bear. Please stop by to say hello.

When: Sunday, Nov. 6. Rally at 2:00 p.m.

Where: Meet at Center fountain, Lafayette Square Park, Washington, D.C.

What: After the rally, we'll divide into four groups to encircle the White House. One group will go to the south side, along E Street, followed by two groups moving to the east and west along 15th and 17th streets. The fourth will form a line along Pennsylvania Ave. on the north side. There will be monitors directing the crowd. After heading back to the park, we hope to wrap up at 5:30 p.m.

Key points:

• Clocks fall back on Nov. 6 and return to standard time.

• The weather forecast says it will be cool and overcast. Please dress warmly; you'll be outside for several hours, and only some of that time will be spent in motion. Be ready for a possible sprinkle. This is a rain-or-shine event.

• There are no unattended items or structures of any kind allowed in the park. Please bring only what you can carry. Unattended items are grounds for the park to be evacuated and the item blown up by a bomb team.

• This means no tripods or chairs. If you need to sit, please arrive early and find space on a bench. Wheelchairs are the only exception.

• Portable bathrooms will be on Vermont Ave. at the northeast corner of the park.

Feel free to contact me with questions.

Rose Braz, Climate Campaign Director
rbraz@biologicaldiversity.org; 415.632.5319