From families like Michael’s, hit by monster
storms and fires, to drought-stricken farmers in the Midwest, millions
of Americans are already feeling the disastrous effects of the climate
crisis in their own lives.
It’s never been clearer that we
need bold and immediate climate leadership - that’s why this Presidents
Day weekend thousands of activists will head to the White House and
tell President Obama to shut down the climate-killing Keystone XL
pipeline once and for all.
Something this big has to start
early, and it has to start with the people who care the most. Commit to
join us in Washington D.C. on February 17th and make Presidents Day the
biggest climate demonstration yet: act.350.org/signup/presidentsday/
last time we stood up against Keystone XL, thousands of us surrounded
the White House – and it worked. Right when every political and energy
"expert” said the tar sands pipeline was a done deal, we beat the odds
and convinced President Obama to take a year to study it.
Now that year is over, and Mother
Nature has filed her public comments: the hottest year in American
history, a horrible ongoing drought, and superstorm Sandy. And still Big Oil is pushing as hard as ever for their pet project, looking for even more private profit at public expense.
is also good news: Together, we’ve proven time and time again that
grassroots voices can speak louder than Big Oil’s dollars. So this Presidents Day, the Sierra Club, 350.org,
and other environmental groups are working with our partners across the
progressive community to organize the biggest climate demonstration
Our goal for Presidents Day is to form a massive human
pipeline through Washington, and then transform it into a giant symbol
of the renewable energy future we need - and are ready to build,
starting right away.
You can make this a President’s Day that the president can’t ignore and won’t forget – sign up to join the rally, bring your friends, and stop the climate-killing Keystone XL pipeline on February 17th: act.350.org/signup/presidentsday/
have more details soon about the rally and how you can make your voice
heard, but for now, start making travel plans and circle that weekend on
your calendar. Together, we can show the president that the year’s
delay didn’t lull us to sleep. Instead, we’re more fired up than ever,
and determined to help him do the right thing.
See you in February,
Allison Chin, Sierra Club President
Michael Brune, Sierra Club Executive Director
Bill McKibben, 350.org co-founder
May Boeve, 350.org Executive Director
The Rev. Lennox Yearwood, Hip-Hop Caucus President
Liz Havstad, Director of Civic Engagement and Strategic Growth for the Hip Hop Caucus