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NM Senator Heinrich Asks President to Overturn Arbitrary Date of 12/5 to Evict Standing Rock Demonstrators

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This is real breaking news, reaching you very soon after it was delivered to the White House. i am working intently on increasing the number of Senators registering this kind of thought, and have recommended that they make their case also clear directly to the head of the Army Corps of Engineers as well as to the President.

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November 30, 2016

The President

The White House

Washington D.C. 20500

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Dear Mr. President:

I am gravely concerned about the recent escalation of violence in North Dakota against members of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe and those standing in solidarity with them. When violent confrontations occurred their earlier this fall, I urged your administration to step in, and was thankful that you quickly put a halt to the project until the agencies could engage in renewed tribal consultation with the Standing Rock Tribe.

However, the brutality we have seen in recent days, involving rubber bullets, tear gas, and water cannons has increasingly put the health and lives of demonstrators at real risk. The current situation at Camp Oceti Sakowin is unsustainable and dangerous to everyone involved. I implore you to work with the Corps of Engineers and the Department of Justice to de-escalate the violence at the camp.

In particular, I question the decision to close the area to demonstrators on December 5, 2016. This arbitrary date is certain to escalate an already volatile situation, and I would urge you to overturn this decision by the Corps of Engineers. I ask you to see a peaceful resolution to this conflict that respects the desire of the Standing Rock Sioux to protect their water and historic sacred sites.

Thank you for your continued commitment to the needs and concerns of Indian Country and for your attention to this urgent matter.

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Sincerely,

Martin Heinrich

United States Senator

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This is breaking news, reaching you soon after it was delivered to the White House. Hoping to add more Senators registering this kind of thought, and have recommended that they make their case also clear directly to the head of the Army Corps of Engineers as well as to the President.


Please send it to your 2 Senators and request that they weigh in on this in the remaining days of the week, including the Republicans. I think we are making real progress here, because this is the right way to get things done, not bestial military confrontations...

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I sent it to my Two Senators, Congressperson, Majority/Minority Leaders of the House, and Leaders of the Senate.

You will need to fudge your actual address in some cases.

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Great. Thank you. Now can you please sign this petition and share it with a few friends?

Dear Friends: I know your comments are vital on this, and I hope you will be among the first to sign this petition. One of the Senators to whom it is directed is North Dakota's Heidi Breitkamp, and we need her to be unequivocally part of the solution not the problem, plus the top 3 Democratic Leadership Senators.

U.S. Senators, Please Intervene to Protect Standing Rock Defenders, a new Moveon.org petition

This petition will be periodically presented to Senators Sanders,
Breitkamp, Franken, Booker, Tester, Udall, Heinrich, Schumer, Durbin, Murray, Cantwell, and incoming California US Senator Kamala Harris

http://petitions.moveon.org/sign/ senators-please-intervene?source=c.em&r_b y=15626358

Please sign this petition, as well as share it widely, especially to groups, thus we WILL make the difference and bring change. For more impact, you are most welcome to add comments directed to these Senators, and we hope to publish compilations of your comments. I also encourage you to write and call both of your Senators, in addition to the ones on this petition, and particularly if they are in the Republican Majority in the United States Senate; they need to hear from us, too! I look forward to knowing your ideas and insights. Feel free to contact me directly at: stephen@santafefineart.com
Thank you very much from Stephen Fox in Santa Fe, New Mexico

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