On the 3ed of December, SURG DC and other opponents of the Dakota Access Pipeline marched from the Columbus monument at Union Station to the Capitol Hill home of Wells Fargo board member Elaine Cho at 217 C st NE. She is married to Senator Mitch McConnell(R-K), and her home in Kentucky received a simultanious protest from the SURJ chapter there. Wells Fargo has agreed to meet with Standing Rock elders but has yet to stop disbursing loan money to the Dakota Access Pipeline project and divest of their major financial interests in the “Black Snake” pipeline.
In addition to the march on Elaine Cho’s home, SURJ DC distributed fliers warning of an “Arlington Access Pipeline” to be built through Arlington Cemetary following the example of the Dakota Access Pipeline desecrating comparable Native American burial grounds. The back sides of the fliers explains that the Arlington Access is fictional but that readers should be not “stop caring now” just because it is someone else’s burial grounds being defiled.
SURG DC is the DC chapter of Showing Up for Racial Justice or SURG.
The march started here, at the Columbus monument in front of Union Station
Water protectors in front of Elaine Cho’s house
Front of the flier given out to Elaine Cho’s neighbors
Back of the flier given out to Elaine Cho’s neighbors