Demand that Standing Rock protesters not be threatened with fines

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Call the office of North Dakota Governor Jack Dalrymple and tell him you want to see the fine on delivering supplies to the Standing Rock protesters lifted, and access to emergency services fully restored.

The phone number is: (701) 328-2200

If you would rather send an email, there is a contact form here: https://www.governor.nd.gov/contact-us

My name is ______ _________. (If you are a resident of North Dakota, mention that. Otherwise, say you are a citizen of the USA.) I am calling to let Governor Dalrymple know that threatening to fine people who enter the Standing Rock camp is unacceptable. The Standing Rock protesters have a moral duty to remain in that location regardless of the weather, and attempting to discourage those who would increase their safety by bringing them much needed supplies such as food, fuel, warm clothing or adequate shelter only further endangers them. I also want to urge the Governor to reconsider his order of providing emergency services to the Standing Rock camp only on a “case by case” basis.

Why this matters

Citing “harsh winter conditions,” North Dakota Governor Jack Dalrymple issued an emergency evacuation order to the protestors at Standing Rock. As a result, emergency response services such as ambulances may be denied to protestors who remain to block construction of the oil pipeline, and will only be provided on a “case by case basis.” Just as bad, a $1,000 fine is now possible on anyone caught entering the camp or bringing the protestors supplies such as water, food or even outhouses.

A great deal of money and preparation has already gone into preparing for North Dakota’s harsh winters by the water protectors. This order seeks to make conditions in the camp so unbearable and dangerous that the protestors are forced to evacuate and clear the way for construction to continue.

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