February 26, 2007

All Aboard for the Protest!

On March 20th, I will be participating and covering Climate Crisis Action Day on the West Lawn of the Capitol in Washington, DC:

Starting a few months ago our phones started to ring... and the message was clear. Americans from across the country were calling our offices offering their energy and enthusiasm to help send the message to Congress that it is time to stop global warming and permanently protect the Coastal Plain of the Arctic Refuge in Alaska. We heard you, but in order to reach this goal we need your help.

Climate Crisis Action Day is your opportunity to ensure that Congress hears your concerns about your climate, your quality of life, and America's fragile Arctic wilderness.

Action day will begin at 11 AM with an inspiring lineup of speakers including celebrities, well known US representatives and senators, and leaders from faith organizations, labor groups, sporting and business organizations, and conservation groups. Alaska Natives and members of the Canadian First Nation will also share their firsthand experiences about the challenges of global warming and the threat of oil drilling in the arctic. Following this inspirational two hour program, attendees will have the opportunity to meet with their members of Congress and urge them to support the Arctic Wilderness Act and legislation that will combat global warming and support clean energy.

All the big NGO's are sponsoring the event: Union of Concerned Scientists, Audubon, NWF, Sierra Club, etc. Sign up for the event here, spread the word with some posters, mark it as an event on Facebook or link to this post to spread the word.

I would like to know if any other bloggers/activists plan on attending; perhaps a car pool or meeting place could be set up beforehand. E-mail me at thevoltagegate [at] gmail.com or leave a comment on this thread to let me know.

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