**3% of Idaho Official Call to Action and Press Release**
FROM: Pacific Patriots Network and 3% of Idaho
PRESS RELEASE – 08 January 2016
Re: Immediate Call to Action
In response to concerns of Federal agencies intervening at the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge, The Pacific Patriot Network (PPN) and its associated organizations are releasing an Immediate Call to Action to secure a perimeter around the Wildlife Refuge; it’s occupiers, and the citizens of Harney County.
We wish to establish a safety perimeter of protection for the occupiers so as to prevent a Waco-style situation from unfolding during this peaceful occupation. The primary intention of this outer-ring is to bear witness to any aggressive action initiated by federal agencies or the occupiers, and to encourage an open dialogue towards a peaceful resolution. We will serve as a neutral third-party intermediary to prevent bloodshed.
In congruence with the concerns of the citizens of Harney County, The PPN and its affiliated organizations will operate with respect and professionalism so as to not elevate fears within the community. As outsiders, we recognize our responsibility to maintain both peace and civility during our presence. To further demonstrate our non-aggressive posture, military style or tactical clothing will not be authorized for this operation. It is imperative that the Nation recognizes the importance and sanctity of all lives in this situation. While the PPN does not condone nor encourage the execution of the Wildlife Refuge occupation, we have a duty and responsibility to ensure that a peaceful resolution is reached.
3% of Idaho and Pacific Patriots Network Mission Statement-
The primary mission is the prevention of any bloodshed. A-Teams have been deployed to ensure peaceful and professional conduct by all County, State and Federal Agencies & Citizens for Constitutional Freedom. We understand and respect this is an emotionally charged issue and will stand to bear witness and prevent any escalation or hostile action from either side. In the event of inappropriate action, A-Teams will respond accordingly. A-Teams are prohibited from entering onto the grounds of the wildlife refuge occupation and from any display of overt tactical presence that would cause concern to the community. If requested, we will act as an intermediary to enhance direct communication between all parties involved. Be safe and God Speed.
If you can go and help, please get in contact with myself so we can get you plugged into a team and a detail. Please understand that we need to keep organization for this mission and we are in direct contact with the Individuals at the Refuge as well as officials in Harney County. We are also gaining support of the community and it is important that we maintain that support so please coordinate through us so we do not overwhelm the town and loose support. Please do not just “show up” as this could compromise security. Thank you!