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.



1751-1775 of 4275 signatures
Number Date Name Your message to the Delta 5
2525 1 year ago Karen Brandenburger Thank you for your courage!
2524 1 year ago Leslie Lomas
2523 1 year ago Robert Wilkins Thank you for courage!
2522 1 year ago Glenn Smith Good luck and godspeed in having your charges fall short of imposing any penalties against you for your courageous acts of civil disobedience
2521 1 year ago Marvin Hult
2520 1 year ago Susan Upton
2519 1 year ago Rachel Naylor Thank you
2518 1 year ago Tammy Weatherly
2517 1 year ago Brandon H
2516 1 year ago Hannes Beinert
2515 1 year ago James C. Throckmorton Dds Thank you for your courageous actions.
2514 1 year ago Claire Russell
2513 1 year ago Ken Hoag
2512 1 year ago Aviva Ehren
2511 1 year ago George Moschonas
2510 1 year ago Clark Pratt Thank you for being role models for a new generation of activists.
2509 1 year ago Loren Testa
2508 1 year ago Bill Rakowski
2507 1 year ago Jehangir Vevai
2506 1 year ago Mary Ann Lawler Thank you for standing up for all of us. We owe you!!!
2505 1 year ago Diane Gutterman
2504 1 year ago Chip Sharpe
2503 1 year ago Dorothy Dwight Thanks for risking your lives and reputations for standing up against hazardous materials transport and for standing for the wellbeing of our earth and its peoples.
2502 1 year ago Ina Martinez Thank you in Basque is Eskerrik Asko! to all of you for fighting for all of us. Humanity OWES you!
2501 1 year ago Craig D Weed Thank you for for stepping up to your opportunity. It serves to show us what can be done. Again, thank you.
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