RESIST Banner Action!


Did you see that RESIST banner above the White House? That was us.

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Excerpt from: Greenpeace <webmaster@greenpeaceusa.org>

Karen Topakian, Feb 25 at 4:01 AM

We sent a giant message Trump couldn’t ignore. Now it’s your turn.

I can hardly believe it was a month ago today that I — along with six other Greenpeace activists — climbed a giant crane and unfurled a massive hand-painted RESIST banner high above the White House. We were there to send a message to all those who want to resist Trump’s attacks on environmental, social, economic, and educational justice to rise up for a better United States of America.

When I was clinging to that crane ladder with a cold wind blowing, I felt energized knowing what people like you were doing all around the world at the same time — stepping up, acting bravely, and resisting in a million different ways. If we’re going to overcome Trump’s dangerous agenda for our communities and climate, we need as many people as possible resisting alongside us. That’s why Greenpeace’s supporter drive is so important.

Will you be one of the 1,000 we need to RESIST by making a gift right now?

As those close to me can tell you, I’m afraid of heights! But I’m absolutely terrified of Trump’s threats to our democracy and our world. At the same time, I’m inspired by the multi-generational resistance movement that is growing across our country.

When Trump tries to weaken the Paris Climate Agreement so fossil fuel companies can profit on climate destruction, we will resist! When he tries to fast-track dangerous projects like the Keystone XL and Dakota Access pipelines with no regard for Indigenous sovereignty, we will resist! When he tries to block our communities from building the clean energy future we deserve, we will resist!

When we unfurled that banner over the White House a month ago, we weren’t just sending a message to this administration — we were sending a giant hand-painted love letter to the people of this planet. Today, I hope you’ll stand with me in resistance and support our critical work to protect our environment by making a generous donation to Greenpeace. There is no better time to ACT for our climate and communities than right now.

Thank you,
Karen Topakian
Activist and Greenpeace Inc. Board Chair

P.S. Greenpeace has used nonviolence to resist tyrannical bullies since 1971, and we’re not going to back down now. We need to add 1,000 members to our ranks by March 1 — less than one week away — to have the power to fight Trump’s dangerous agenda for our families, communities, and environment. Sharon, please become a member today with your strongest support.

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