Jail Support for Michael

Jail support for Michael Foster, a year starting 2/6/2018


What you can do - Make a Pledge to Act on Climate

Recently Michael said, “If there’s something you can do, do it now”. Be creative, and dig deeply…the idea of this pledge is to use his sacrifice as inspiration for a real commitment to deep change. It’s not just prison–for years, Michael has woken up every day committed to working for climate stability. We can’t all dedicate so much time, but given the stakes, and given the price he’s paying, maybe we can all do more. If your time is truly limited, here are some suggestions to get you going:

  1. Call your legislators to demand bold climate action! In Michael’s State of WA, there are suggestions here and here for those calls—and Michael would like to add that for SB 6203, they should integrate science-based targets in line with Hansen’s climate math.
  2. Plant trees or donate to organizations that are planting trees. Here’s a video from Michael.
  3. Donate to the legal support fund for the Valve Turners.
  4. Reduce your carbon emissions at least 10% per year. Michael would especially love it if he inspired you not to fly when you otherwise would have!

Please share! your pledge! and read how Michael has moved others to action.  

Michael asks that we use every strike of your pen to fight climate change! So plant a tree and contact your legislator then write Michael and tell him how you acted on climate.

Do Send

  • Letters telling Michael the actions you are taking to Act on Climate
  • Up to 20 standard sized photos

Don’t Send

  • All Michael’s mail is read and reviewed for allowed content and “contraband” before he sees it.
  • Please do not incriminate yourself or Michael in letters to him. Please do no discuss his case or write about any legal opinions or advice you may have.
  • Michael cannot receive greeting cards, laminated paper, multiple copies of the same document, communications printed from social media sites,  books, magazines, stamps, stickers, unused stationery, lottery tickets, or items of any kind.
  • Please do not send checks or money orders to Michael. All funds to support Michael’s jail support are collected at: https://actionfund-climatedisobedience.nationbuilder.com/donate
  • Don’t write about escape, sex, gangs, or violence. Don't decorate the envelope.  Check out the ND Inmate Handbook for a lot  more detail.

These policies will change after the initial thirty day orientation at the North Dakota State Penitentiary. In particular, we will be able to mail him books form third party sellers. We’ll keep you updated on the particulars as soon as we know them!

In love and Solidarity,

the Climate Direct Action Team


Michael Foster, #51974 

North Dakota State Penitentiary

PO BOX 5521

Bismarck, ND 58506-5521


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  • commented 2018-02-14 17:51:35 -0500
    We’ve just heard from Michael that he will be moved from orientation on March 5th. Mail will not be forwarded, so if you are writing to the above address, plan to mail with substantial lead time.

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