Can You Join Us …
for what may be the largest and most important environmental rally in history?
Travel to Washington, DC on Feb. 17, President’s Day weekend for what is expected to be the largest environmental rally to date. The purpose of this rally is to oppose the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline and to ask for strong climate leadership and carbon standards to control climate pollution.
Here’s what President Obama said in Monday’s inauguration speech:
“We will respond to the threat of climate change, knowing that the failure to do so would betray our children and future generations,” he said. “Some may still deny the overwhelming judgment of science, but none can avoid the devastating impact of raging fires, and crippling drought, and more powerful storms.”
It’s time to pressure the president to hold true to his promise. This rally will feature critical action, inspiring speakers, and a march to the president’s doorstep to show him that we can’t afford to wait any longer.
What: Forward on Climate Rally
Who: You and 20,000+ people who care about our climate
When: February 17th, noon
Where: The National Mall, Washington D.C. Meet on the mall at noon (details on location to follow).
Why: To tell Barack Obama it’s time to lead in the fight against climate change, beginning with the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline.
Sponsors: 350.org, The Sierra Club and the Hip-Hop Caucus
Why this is Important
We’ve experienced crippling drought, devastating wildfires, and superstorm Sandy. 2012 was the hottest year on record. But the White House has yet to show leadership in solving the climate crisis.
This rally is an opportunity pressure Obama to deliver early on his promise – renewed at his first White House press conference – to make climate change a personal priority of his second term, by blocking the Keystone XL. His legacy as president will rest squarely on his response, resolve, and leadership in taking this first step to address the climate crisis.
Eco-Justice Collaborative will be taking a group to DC for this rally. If you are interested, contact Pam by email or call: 773.556.3417. For more information, including FAQs, visit Forward on Climate.