Last month, 75-year-old Texas great grandmother Jeanette Singleton was pepper-sprayed in the face by East Texas Sheriff's deputies for peacefully demonstrating against the construction of TransCanada's Keystone XL tar sands pipeline.
In October, 78-year-old great grandmother Eleanor Fairchild, joined by actress/activist Daryl Hannah, was thrown in jail and labeled an "eco-terrorist" by TransCanada for trying to block its toxic pipeline from crossing her Texas farm.
TransCanada doesn't seem to understand that brutalizing and bullying great-grandmothers is not an American value.
If you are not OK with great grandmothers and other peaceful protesters being abused in this fashion, help spread the word by attending our two-week Facebook event calling on President Obama to stop TransCanada's corporate thuggery in Texas.
Email the White House -- between now and Dec. 24 -- to respectfully insist that President Obama put an immediate halt to TransCanada's construction of the southern leg of Keystone XL. This is the president's opportunity to show America that enabling the assault of U.S. citizens and the fraudulent seizure of private property is not part of the Obama administration's "all of the above" energy policy.
The president used his power to fast-track construction of the southern (OK-TX) leg of Keystone XL earlier this year. He can use that same power to stop it.
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