"Our Revolution stands with board member Shailene Woodley following her arrest at Standing Rock Reservation protesting the Dakota Access Pipeline. We all have a duty to defend and protect sacred lands and waters for future generations. The Standing Rock Sioux Tribe and other nations have been leading the effort for months. Concerned farmers and activists are fighting the oil company. But it's incumbent on all of us to stand up against this pipeline. We're proud of Shailene for doing just that.
It’s the organization’s final round of endorsements for the 2016 election cycle.
"Monday’s debate should serve as a reminder of how important this election is. We must show up and support candidates who put working families first,” said Political Outreach Manager Erika Andiola. “Our Revolution is honored to support these candidates because they’re fighting for economic, social, racial and environmental justice in their own backyards. Whether it’s a 26-year-old in Stockton, working to revitalize and invest in his hometown, a 24-year-old who helped organize DACA clinics across Arkansas, or a state senator fighting to protect public education and raise the minimum wage: the political revolution is alive and well. Make sure you’re registered to vote, so you can stand behind these progressive champions on Election Day.”
For many of us, the images and videos of police violence we’ve seen over the last few years can feel like too much to bear. The sad reality is that these images are only glimpses into systems of racism that extend back to the beginnings of our country and into every layer of our society and government.