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Fight over Weed’s water is far from over

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Protect the Protest: Demonstration

  

A CALL FOR ACTION TO PROTECT OUR WATER:

Weed Water Group headed to Roseburg’s Corporate Headquarters

Stop Roseburg Forest Products’ Water Grab and Support the “Weed 9”!

When: December 18, 2018 11am – 1230pm

Where: Roseburg Forest Products corporate headquarters, Springfield, Oregon


 

Why:  Roseburg Forest Products (RFP) is continuing its unethical attempt to  take over the City of Weed’s main source of drinking water--so it can  instead be sold to the water bottling industry. RFP’s lawsuit against  the City of Weed continues and our community faces mounting legal costs.  Despite RFP’s defeat in Superior Court one year ago, when Judge Karen  Dixon dismissed nine Weed citizens (the “Weed 9”) and their  organization, Water for Citizens of Weed, CA (WCWC), from the lawsuit,  RFP--in its continuing attempt to intimidate people from speaking up on  this issue--has appealed. The Weed 9 are still being sued just for  speaking out on this issue! It is time for us to let Roseburg know that  their bullying tactics are not acceptable. RFP’s actions are illegal,  unethical and unbecoming of an corporation which wants to portray itself  as responsible corporate citizen.

WCWC  is calling for a demonstration at Roseburg’s headquarters in  Springfield (Eugene area), Oregon. We hope that as many supporters and  allies as possible join us as we call on Roseburg to drop its lawsuit  and cease its efforts to deprive the people of Weed of the spring water  we have depended on for our community’s entire existence. We are  partnering with “Protect the Protest” a national coalition of groups  organizing against “SLAPP” (Strategic Lawsuits Against Public  Participation) lawsuits-which are designed to intimidate people without  the resources to defend themselves.

How:  We have a bus to bring our members and supporters from our area up to  Eugene for the action. We will leave around noon on Monday, December  17th, stay overnight, participate in the action on Tuesday at 11am and  then return home that same afternoon. All supporters are welcome to ride  with us for free. We can also help supporters figure out places to stay  in the Eugene/Springfield area on the night of December 17th. For transport and lodging please RSVP (via phone or email) to WCWC president Jim Taylor at (530) 938-2080 or via email  taylors96094@att.net

 

WCWC  and our partner in Eugene, Civil Liberties Defense Center, have a  Facebook event “Protect the Protest: Demonstration At Roseburg Forest  Products”. Join the event for updates on the plans for the  demonstration.  We would like to get as many of our supporters in  Siskiyou County and elsewhere to join us!  Please join us!