7th November, 2016
Our Revolution on Thursday released the following statements after law enforcement moved in to remove Dakota Access Pipeline protesters. According to the Associated Press, officers were dressed in riot gear-- and some were armed-- as they moved in with trucks, police cars, Humvees, buses, and helicopters.
"One of the most valuable lessons Sen. Bernie Sanders and his presidential campaign taught us was that it's possible to have substantive debates and inspire people to engage in the political process-- and it can be done with respect and dignity. More can be accomplished, together, if we commit ourselves to focusing on the issues.
“Hillary Clinton dominated Trump on the economy. The election is practically over. Trump wants tax breaks for the rich and large corporations. Hillary Clinton talked about raising wages and helping middle class families. Clinton talked about plans for free tuition for middle income and working families. When it comes to creating an economy for all people, Clinton is head and shoulders above Trump.
"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.