PETITION CLOSED. Standing Rock Needs a Lifeline, Not a Deadline.



We invite you to sign your name to an important and urgent statement that calls upon President Obama to act on one of the most significant matters of our time: the Dakota Access Pipeline. The Obama administration can bring an end to the construction of this pipeline that has trampled on Native rights, desecrated sacred lands, threatened the Missouri River, and unleashed an appalling militarized response.

As many of you know, the U.S. Army Corp of Engineers and the Governor of North Dakota have issued eviction orders for the largest resistance camp opposing the pipeline. In response to an eviction deadline of December 5th, the statement below calls upon Obama to extend a lifeline by stopping construction. Our goal is to have more than a thousand faith leaders sign this statement that will be publicly released on the morning of the deadline.

(Questions? Contact United Church of Christ Environmental Justice Minister Rev. Brooks Berndt at

This petition has a goal of 500 signatures
76-100 of 289 signatures
Number Date Name Organization Location Why do you stand with ...
214 5.6 years ago Mick Henry Christians for the Earth FLAGSTAFF, AZ Water is more important than oil, and oil consumption is damaging our planet.
213 5.6 years ago Christina Lynn-Craig Dr. Tina's Voice Studio Broomfield, CO This is an opportunity to respect our brothers and sisters right to live in a way which honors their tradition.
212 5.6 years ago Ruth Roehrman AURORA, CO It's the right thing to do!
211 5.6 years ago Tina Campbell Trinity Cathedral Sacramento, CA
210 5.6 years ago Paul-Mary Draxler Elm Grove, WI
209 5.6 years ago Holly Hallman Retired Port Ludlow, WA Our genocide of indigenous of peoples and their homes, justified by the Doctrine of Discovery, has to stop.
208 5.6 years ago Olga Echiribel West Covina, CA Water is Life and previous
207 5.6 years ago Ieva Zadina United Methodist Church Brooklyn, NY They are showing us the way to a sustainable future.
206 5.6 years ago Robert George Kansas City, MO I stand with the First Nation in the protection of their sacred lands and I stand opposed to the pipeline on the basis of the potential harm it could do to the environment.
205 5.6 years ago Anne Shumway Companeras, St James's Episcopal Church Cambridge, MA I join with them in hoping and working to protect our "fragile earth, our island home."
204 5.6 years ago Shanda Mahurin Episcopal Church Spring Hill, FL
203 5.6 years ago Anne Ambler Silver Spring, MD Pipelines leak constantly. We only hear about the enormous breaks that foul a major river, but there are hundreds of leaks annually. This one too will leak. It is the nature of the beast. But bey...
202 5.6 years ago Barbara Novak Episcopal Church USA Spokane, WA We have ignored First Nation treaties for far too long. Water is essential to life. Without clean water there is no life.
201 5.6 years ago Edward White retired clergy Washington, DC
200 5.6 years ago Mary Lou Mannschreck NA N. Tazewell, VA
199 5.6 years ago Russell Meyer Florida Council of Churches Tampa, FL Water is life; now is when we should begin honoring our covenants with Native Tribes.
198 5.6 years ago Kathleen Heffern Roman Catholic Diocese o Buffalo, NY Buffalo, NY I believe in the gospel teaching of standing with the most vulnerable and protecting our gift of creation. The government's stand violates both of these teachings.
197 5.6 years ago William Brown Columbia Theological Seminary Decatur, GA The legacy of injustice committed against Native Americans must stop. The legacy of environmental degradation must stop. The time is now to turn toward justice and the health of the planet.
196 5.6 years ago Joshua Langille-Hoppe United Methodist Church Shawnee, OK I respect the water rights of the Standing Rock nation.
195 5.6 years ago Kelly Barr NCCUMC Fairmont, NC We are charged by God with the care of the creation.
194 5.6 years ago Maria Elena Martinez Redwood City Franciscans Emeryville, CA All of Life is Sacred, Sister Water and Native Peoples. We are brothers and sisters to each other.
193 5.6 years ago Sue Smith IZ8DQQ Atlantic Highlands, NJ All life is precious and needs God's great gift of water.
192 5.6 years ago Thomas Casey Pax Christi WNY East Aurora, NY
191 5.6 years ago Lucy Calvillo Sisiter of Mercy San Francisco, CA We must honor the rights of NATIVE Americans to their land.
190 5.6 years ago Anne D Burt Down to Earth Storytelling Project Edgecomb, ME Standing Rock represents one of the most blatant environmental injustices we have witnessed. Led by Indigenous peoples, they speak the truth that water is life and place is sacred.
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