On Wednesday, November 14th, several members of the “Coal Export Action 23” will make an appearance in a municipal court in Helena, as a follow-up to last August’s peaceful civil disobedience at the Montana Capitol. I’m one of those who was arrested, and will be appearing along with a diverse group of others, young and old, who decided we’re willing to get arrested for a brighter future.
If you’re in Montana, and you care about the future of non-violent direct action in this state, I hope you’ll join us in Helena on the 14th. This will be the first time since August that those of us arrested have appeared in court, and we want to use this opportunity to show that people in Montana believe in the great tradition of disciplined, civil disobedience.
Please come and show your support. You can RSVP for the rally here.
Immediately before the hearing, groups like the Blue Skies Campaign are organizing a support rally at Constitution Park, in downtown Helena. The rally starts at noon, and you’ll hear from some great speakers – including Blue Skies organizer Lowell Chandler, and some of the arrestees.
After the rally, anyone who’s able to stay around can attend the court hearing itself, at 1pm. But if you can only come to the lunch hour rally, that’s fine. Bring your own sign, or come ready to hold one of the extra signs we’ll be providing. And remember, this is a chance to show that Montana supports non-violent action to stop Big Coal.