Forward on Climate, Say Over 50,000 in US Rallies

Over 50,000 people gathered across the US on Sunday, February 17th, to tell President Obama to move forward on climate, with more than 40,000 alone rallying in Washington DC, reports Jamie Henn at 350.org.  Earlier in the week, dozens of environmental civil rights and community leaders opposing the Keystone XL pipeline were arrested in Washington DC, including the chief US climate scientist, James Hansen, and Sierra Club president Michael Brune. People flocked from all over the US to attend the massive Sunday DC rally. There, key leaders opposing the keystone XL pipeline spoke and their message was clear: live up to your rhetoric, President Obama, and say no to the planned pipeline. Former White House Green Jobs advisor Van Jones said, “This will define your legacy, Mr. President.” Rallies were also held in Arkansas, as well as throughout California, in Los Angeles, Monterey, San Diego, and San Francisco, where about 3,000 people by the bay formed the largest climate change protest in that city’s history. Children, parents, elders, students and people promoting clean energy, environmental justice, civil rights and those representing indigenous groups came out in force. 

 

Join the swelling numbers of voters TELLING Congress they’ll vote for Clean Energy candidates here: http://signon.org/sign/we-are-the-clean-99?source=c.em.cp&r_by=487176 . This is an ongoing campaign (the next Congressional election is in 2 years!) so please, spread the word. It’s our way of telling Congress that a strong clean energy voting bloc is out there. This is how YOU can make a difference.

 Source

 www.350.org :

also:

48 Environmental, civil rights, and community leaders engage in historic act of civil disobedience to stop Keystone XL pipeline

 http://rutlandherald.com/article/20130214/NEWS04/702149939 Wed Feb 13 arrests at White House to push Obama for action on climate…

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About melharte

Mel (Mary Ellen) Harte is a biologist (PhD) and climate change educator. She co-authored the free online book, COOL THE EARTH, SAVE THE ECONOMY, available at www.CoolTheEarth.US, and writes the CLIMATE CHANGE THIS WEEK column at the HuffingtonPost. Living summers in the alpine Rockies, she is on the frontlines of watching what climate change can do. Her diagnostic digital photographs of wildflowers have appeared in numerous publications.
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