Over 1000 people joined us at Myrtle Edwards as we showed our resolve against Arctic drilling. The event featured an amazing lineup of speakers and performers who highlighted the impacts of climate change on the global south, both globally and locally: Katrina Pestaño of Bayan USA, Precious Butiu of Gabriela Seattle, Sarra Tekola of Divest – UW, Jill Mangaliman of GotGreen?, Annie Leonard of Greenpeace, Tsleil-Waututh Sundance Chief Rueben George, and Aji and Adonis Piper and Saiyana Auzumura with Plant for the Planet.
Following the speakers and performers, we marched a half mile to the Port Commissioner’s office to deliver 8,000+ comments from constituents asking them to rescind the lease. We also delivered a “Shell No” kayak, in a nod to the new symbol of resistance here in the NW, and to invite the commissioners to the next family-friendly event – the Paddle in Seattle – on May 16th.
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