Stop government suppression of the right to protest in North Dakota
Stand with the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe: tell North Dakota's governor to stop the suppression of free speech and civil rights.
More than 200 tribes and several thousand indigenous people from across the country have gathered in North Dakota to protest the construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline. The protesters are defending the land and water using little more than the right to assemble and speak freely – a protection afforded by the U.S. Constitution.
In response to the protests, North Dakota’s government suppressed free speech and militarized its policing by declaring a state of emergency, setting up a highway roadblock, and calling out the National Guard.
Stand with the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe and demand an end to the government suppression of the right to protest.
The state’s declaration of emergency, the highway roadblock and checkpoint, and National Guard call-up sets a tone of intimidation and signals its intent to silence and punish free speech.
Sign the petition to tell Gov. Dalrymple to demilitarize the state’s response to the DAPL protests and restore demonstrators’ First Amendment rights.
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