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.



2051-2075 of 4276 signatures
Number Date Name Your message to the Delta 5
2226 2.5 years ago Sheila Thomsen No Comment
2225 2.5 years ago Ed Burns
2224 2.5 years ago Joseph C. Gallagher
2223 2.5 years ago Barbara Remington
2222 2.5 years ago Curt Clay Here in Oregon, where we face eminent domain and destruction of our waterways, we are rooting for you!
2221 2.5 years ago Felicity Francis Gutsy and brave - putting the environment above self
2220 2.5 years ago Andrea Ivey
2219 2.5 years ago Nancy Wood
2218 2.5 years ago Cheri Keisner Thank you for stepping out and putting your life on the line for the sake of others. that's my definition of heroism.
2217 2.5 years ago Mary DeMar
2216 2.5 years ago Marian Yeager You are an inspiration and hopefully the beginning of united battle to keep our neighborhoods, and our planet, safe.
2215 2.5 years ago Bob Stuart Good Show!
2214 2.5 years ago Barbara Hemmings Gray
2213 2.5 years ago Safia Gravel
2212 2.5 years ago Michael Smith Thank you for taking a stand for all of us.
2211 2.5 years ago Maria Garcia
2210 2.5 years ago Mindy Rouff Your courage inspires and moves me! Thanks.
2209 2.5 years ago Ruth Selan
2208 2.5 years ago Alicia Lippman Thank you!
2207 2.5 years ago Ed Berry Stay the course
2206 2.5 years ago Ed Berry Stay the course
2205 2.5 years ago Kathryn M Tominey Hang in there - you have started a movement.
2204 2.5 years ago John Hoffman Good work
2203 2.5 years ago Doreen Charest Your convictions and your courage are to be applauded. Thanks for representing hundreds
(thousands? hundreds of thousands?) of like-minded people.
2202 2.5 years ago Deborah Lee Chill
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