CUSJ joins Sept 26 2011 action on Tar Sands

e-mail To the Ottawa Action Network

Organizing the September 26th Rally against the Tar Sands

September 21, 2011

Dear organizers of the Ottawa Action on the Tar Sands.

At its September 16th board meeting, Canadian Unitarians For Social Justice voted to support this action against the tar stands and that it agrees with the following statement found on the Greenpeace website:

On September 26, hundreds of people from across Canada will risk arrest in Ottawa to send a message to Prime Minister Harper that we must turn away from the tar sands and respect treaty and Indigenous rights and start building the green energy future all our communities deserve to live in.

President of CUSJ, Frances Deverell, in detention


If you are collecting a group of organizations that are supporting this action I would like to request that you add Canadian Unitarians For Social Justice to the list.

I personally plan to attend the demonstration in support of those who are planning to sit in, but I do not intend to commit civil disobedience.  Thank you for organizing non-violence training for demonstrations for September 25th.  I’ll be there.

In Faith,

Rev. Frances Deverell


Canadian Unitarians For Social Justice

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