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.



1651-1675 of 4276 signatures
Number Date Name Your message to the Delta 5
2626 2.8 years ago Bernice Williams thank you for your courage and guts to take a stand
2625 2.8 years ago Carolyn Treat
2624 2.8 years ago Ronda Roeschlaub Thank you guys for your hard work and dedication!
2623 2.8 years ago John Ingram
2622 2.8 years ago carmen Quinones
2621 2.8 years ago James Olszewski God bless you!
2620 2.8 years ago Parnell Marcano It takes courage to stand up and stop a train from going through. Thanks for inspiring us all. Stay strong!
2619 2.8 years ago John M Johnston Thank you for my generation and for generations to come.
2618 2.8 years ago Marcia Mathias
2617 2.8 years ago Mary Claire Frantz
2616 2.8 years ago Bonnie Hodge Thank you for being the example that shows it requires a specific action and not passive words that affect change. I appreciate the intent of your action.
2615 2.8 years ago Karen Gerlach
2614 2.8 years ago Veronica Gonzalez
2613 2.8 years ago Mary Ann McGuckin The fossil fuel industry so often runs roughshod over the efforts to protect the climate. Hurray for standing up to Big Oil!
2612 2.8 years ago Cecilia Alvarez
2611 2.8 years ago Bulent Guneralp
2610 2.8 years ago Eligio Ruiz Right on!!!!
2609 2.8 years ago Ellen P Ayalin We owe you a debt of gratitude. Thanks very much for standing up for our environment. We need more people like you to keep our planet and us safe for future generations.
2608 2.8 years ago Michael Mosesman
2607 2.8 years ago Scott Maclowry
2606 2.8 years ago Rickey Bostic
2605 2.8 years ago Valerie Zandoli With you.
2604 2.8 years ago Sarah Boucas Neto
2603 2.8 years ago Wilfred Norris
2602 2.8 years ago Kimberley O'Connell On behalf of Mother Earth and all her inhabitants, THANK YOU!
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