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.



1626-1650 of 4276 signatures
Number Date Name Your message to the Delta 5
2651 2.6 years ago Emily DeHuff You are on the right side of history, along with our great martyr activists of the past 250 years. We trust that the price you will pay for your courage and principles, heavy though it may be, will ...
2650 2.6 years ago William Johnson Sometimes one simply had to take a stand against those who only see dollar signs instead of what is right! Thank you for your brave stand and your commitment.
2649 2.6 years ago Noah Hanmer You do God's work, and you have my eternal support. Congratulations, keep it up, and thank you.
2648 2.6 years ago Donald Rumph
2647 2.6 years ago José Luis Castaño Thanks Delta 5, keep fighting for our planet.
2646 2.6 years ago Emily DeHuff Bless your hearts for putting your lives on the line in the venerable American tradition of civil disobedience.
2645 2.6 years ago Susan Jacobson
2644 2.6 years ago Debra Tearle
2643 2.6 years ago Marcia Lovelace
2642 2.6 years ago Kathleen Brown-Lindstrom No Comment
2641 2.6 years ago Dosier Hammond
2640 2.6 years ago Billie Lee Langley
2639 2.6 years ago Joel Gates
2638 2.6 years ago Jeremy Greenberg Kickass.
2637 2.6 years ago Caroline Kopel
2636 2.6 years ago John Meeks
2635 2.6 years ago Carol Scheel Your courage inspires me to step up.
2634 2.6 years ago Mohammed Alsaleh
2633 2.6 years ago Marilyn Grasso Thank you and God bless your work.
2632 2.6 years ago Ruth Sousa
2631 2.6 years ago Kristen Witt
2630 2.6 years ago Jacqueline Poncin
2629 2.6 years ago Jennifer Walker
2628 2.6 years ago Gerald Mikkelson There's mor'n one way ta skin a cat!
2627 2.6 years ago Michael Brennan
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