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.



1801-1825 of 4275 signatures
Number Date Name Your message to the Delta 5
2475 1 year ago Kristen Witt
2474 1 year ago Jacqueline Poncin
2473 1 year ago Jennifer Walker
2472 1 year ago Gerald Mikkelson There's mor'n one way ta skin a cat!
2471 1 year ago Michael Brennan
2470 1 year ago Beverley Tisdell Your courage makes you true heroes and we owe you a tremendous debt of gratitude. Thank you sincerely.
2469 1 year ago Bernice Williams thank you for your courage and guts to take a stand
2468 1 year ago Carolyn Treat
2467 1 year ago Ronda Roeschlaub Thank you guys for your hard work and dedication!
2466 1 year ago John Ingram
2465 1 year ago carmen Quinones
2464 1 year ago James Olszewski God bless you!
2463 1 year ago Parnell Marcano It takes courage to stand up and stop a train from going through. Thanks for inspiring us all. Stay strong!
2462 1 year ago John M Johnston Thank you for my generation and for generations to come.
2461 1 year ago Marcia Mathias
2460 1 year ago Mary Claire Frantz
2459 1 year 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.
2458 1 year ago Karen Gerlach
2457 1 year ago Veronica Gonzalez
2456 1 year 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!
2455 1 year ago Cecilia Alvarez
2454 1 year ago Bulent Guneralp
2453 1 year ago Eligio Ruiz Right on!!!!
2452 1 year 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.
2451 1 year ago Michael Mosesman
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