Show Your Love For The Delta 5



On September 2, 2014, five concerned citizens decided to take a stand and defend their community, families and loved ones from the climate chaos in general and bomb trains specifically. Mike LaPointe, Patrick Mazza, Jackie Minchew, Liz Spoerri and Abby Brockway, known as the Delta 5, blocked a "bomb train" shipment of volatile bakken crude from departing a Burlington Northern Santa Fe (BNSF) rail yard in Everett, Washington, just north of Seattle.

When it was all said and done, they successfully blocked the bomb train that would have traversed their communities and many others, putting them at risk of a fiery disaster and fueling climate change for sure, for eight hours. And, while eight hours may not seem that long, their act of defiance is timeless as a symbol for civil disobedience against the dig, dump, burn economy that threatens us all.

The Delta 5 are currently on trial facing charges of trespassing and blocking a train -- if found guilty, they could face hefty fines as well as jail time. No matter the outcome of the trial, I think we should show our love, support and appreciation for these knights and defenders of the climate. Sign here to show your love and sign our thank you card to the Delta 5.



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Number Date Name Your message to the Delta 5
2675 1 year ago Susan Britton Thank you - you are absolute stars!!!
2674 1 year ago Carter Bannerman Thank you. Thank you. Thank you.
2673 1 year ago Jennifer O'Leary
2672 1 year ago George Hollahan thank you
2671 1 year ago Shirley Neill Thanking you for fighting not just for your community, but all of us.
2670 1 year ago Teresa Fine
2669 1 year ago Ward Lindsay Wow Champions for the earth we all love you deeply thanks for your unyielding love for the planet....:O)
2668 1 year ago Mary Zitta Thank you.
2667 1 year ago Thomas Amacker It takes great courage to stand up for what is right (illegal or not.)
2666 1 year ago Panagiotis Bartzos
2665 1 year ago Deborah Homenko a very heartfelt thank you!
2664 1 year ago Thane Kenny
2663 1 year ago Amy Spencer You got your message out.
2662 1 year ago Joseph Rhoades
2661 1 year ago George Vincent Thanks for your courage.
2660 1 year ago Steve Steele Thanks for representing the Invisible Unknown in all of us
2659 1 year ago Dominique Gaspar
2658 1 year ago James Clark
2657 1 year ago Laurie Davis
2656 1 year ago Julie Webb Thanks from a former Washingtonian (and a former jail chaplain)! Your courage gives me strength.
2655 1 year ago Catherine Walsh You guys are awfully brave.
2654 1 year ago Gary Bradburn The world needs more people like you. Thankyou.
2653 1 year ago Peter Gubbels Thanks!
2652 1 year ago Shawn Blaisdell Thanks
2651 1 year ago Larry Lapuyade Well done, keep up the GOOD work!!
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