Tell Rachel Contracting: Drop the Roof Depot Contract!
Over the protest and cries of residents the City of Minneapolis hired Rachel Contracting LLC FOR $1.6 Million Dollars to completely demolish the Roof Depot building in East Phillips.
Doing the bidding of the City and Jacob Frey, Rachel Contracting will begin to bulldoze over and destroy the longtime community plan that has been in place for the neighborhood site for almost a decade for an Indoor Urban Farm. Demolition will disturb the soil beneath the building that is known to be full of Arsenic from a toxic spill and an urban pollution superfund site.
Instead of supporting the community vision, Rachel Contracting is helping the City impose and expand their maintenance vehicle parking lot for diesel vehicles in an already overburdened and polluted neighborhood ignoring and belittling the cries and demands of residents to STOP THE WORK IMMEDIATELY. Rachel Contracting must STOP DEMOLITION and DROP THE ROOF DEPOT CONTRACT with the City of Minneapolis.
TAKE ACTION NOW!
Coordinated Call-in Phone Zap
It seems to be most effective when callers are respectful, but also clear and firm.
Office Manager & Daughter of CEO
Sample Phone Script: Hi [name], will Rachel Contracting drop the contract with the City of Minneapolis?
[pause for a response]
The entire city is willing to make sure that demolition doesn't happen, and we need you to do the right thing too. What will it take for Rachel Contracting to drop this contract?
[explain why you care]
We do need you to drop the contract with the City of Minneapolis. There is an entire city that is willing to make sure that demolition doesn't happen. It's time to do the right thing.
Don't get an answer? Leave a simple voicemail: We need you to drop the contract with the City of Minneapolis. There is an entire city that is willing to make sure that demolition doesn't happen. It's time to do the right thing.
And/Or send a text message to the cell numbers above: There is an entire city that is willing to make sure that demolition of the Roof Depot building doesn't happen. It's time to do the right thing and drop the contact! Please stand up with our community!
☑️ Community Shut Down the Rachel Contracting Facebook Page
☑️ Community Shut Down the Rachel Contracting Emails
☑️ Community Ready to Stop Demolition
🔲 Community Shut Down Demolition
They have shut down their phone lines.
They have shut down their entire facebook page.
They are heavily filtering their emails.
They took their names and bios off their website.
They can't/won't answer their own phones.
Just wait till they try to show up on site.
What can we legally do when they show up onsite?
The point of Civil Disobedience is to purposefully do things that morality condoned and are within our values, but may be outside of the law. Think MLK, United Farmworkers, Wildcat Labor Strikes, sit ins, American Indian Movement occupation of Alcatraz, etc. There's a long tradition of deliberately breaking unjust laws being a powerful motivator for change.
Email Rachel Contracting: (Time: 2 minutes)
2/17 - Rachel Contracting has taken steps to block certain keywords from our message. Since we can't know what they are, please email the 3 addresses below individually and write from the heart. If they bounce back, you can try again with different wording.
1. Open your email program
2. Copy/Paste the Subject, Recipients, and Email Message below
3. Click send!
Subject: (changing subjects can make it harder for companies to filter out your message)
Stand with the residents of East Phillips: Drop the Demolition Contract with the City of Minneapolis!
Rachel Contracting cannot bulldoze over Native, Black, Brown, and poor people in Minneapolis. The community needs you to support the vision for the site instead of moving forward with the City's demolition plan that ignores and belittles the cries and demands of residents to STOP THE WORK IMMEDIATELY!
The community is asking to you:
- Come meet with the residents of Little Earth and East Phillips in South Minneapolis
- Stop all your work planning the Demolition of the Roof Depot Building for Mayor Jacob Frey, the City of Minneapolis
- End your Demolition Contract with the City Of Minneapolis
Review Rachel Contracting with Facebook and Google Reviews: (Time: 1 minute)
Direct Link for Facebook Reviews
2/16 - Victory! Rachel Contracting has made their Facebook page private.
Direct Link for Google Business Reviews
Requires a Google Account
1. Select 1 Star
2. Copy and paste the message below
Rachel Contracting is willing to bulldoze over Native, Black, Brown, and poor people in Minneapolis. You still have time to stand with the residents of the East Phillips neighborhood and Drop the Demolition contract for the Roof Depot building!
[Feel free to comment this and other messaging on their Facebook posts]