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.



2001-2025 of 4275 signatures
Number Date Name Your message to the Delta 5
2275 1 year ago Sharon Chambers Thank you for standing up for us all with your valor, and selfless activism, my sincere gratitude to your loyalty.
2274 1 year ago Julia Jilek I admire your perseverance and dedication.
2273 1 year ago Ashley Choker
2272 1 year ago Dr. Richard and Roberta Pailes
2271 1 year ago Teri Endrich Well done!
2270 1 year ago Terry Sandoval
2269 1 year ago Jordan Kelso
2268 1 year ago Mary Walsh Thank you
2267 1 year ago Sylvia Bowman It takes more courage than I have, so big thanks.
2266 1 year ago Carl Shepro
2265 1 year ago Qayyum Johnson Thank you so very much. I wept upon learning what you did.
2264 1 year ago Henry Ehrlich
2263 1 year ago Jeanne Fahlstrom
2262 1 year ago Ken Stein
2261 1 year ago Cindy Stein
2260 1 year ago Sandra Osser-Gaspar
2259 1 year ago Paul Binder
2258 1 year ago Nancy Cohn
2257 1 year ago Linda Stoeger
2256 1 year ago Judy Romanowski Thank you for recognizing & acting on a potentially dangerous situation. It has opened many eyes to the opportunities that face us all.
2255 1 year ago Joyce Turner
2254 1 year ago Sue Rosenberg Thank you for your brave action. Know that we stand with you in your fight
2253 1 year ago Paul Brinich Thanks for taking a stand for us all.
2252 1 year ago Gloria Meneses-Sandoval Thank you for acting on our behalf.
2251 1 year ago Nola Lamken Remarkable heroism in today's world; thank you for reminding me how good I felt thirty and forty years ago standing up for Central Americans and against nuclear proliferation, in much safer circumst...
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