One month after Superstorm Sandy, many communities in New York and New Jersey are still picking up the pieces, as we’ve all seen through the heartbreaking images on TV.
My heart goes out to the people who lost so much. I want to somehow make everything better for them, and I want to make our elected officials—starting with President Obama—finally tackle global warming with the urgency it requires, so that we guard against even more superstorms in the future.
Help us get 10,000 emails into President Obama this week, asking him to make tackling global warming a priority in his second term. And then forward this to your friends to help us hit our goal!
We know the president understands the link between global warming and extreme weather. He talked about it in his election night speech and in his first post-election news conference. But at that news conference, he went on to say “this one’s hard.”
The thing is, it shouldn’t be that hard. We have the clean energy technologies, and we have the public support. The only reason tackling global warming is hard is because of well-funded political opposition. Even the most modest steps provoke fierce resistance from the utilities and the coal and oil companies, and their political allies in Congress.
But with more Americans connecting the dots between global warming and extreme weather—and reading how Sandy alone inflicted tens of billions of dollars in damage—I believe we have a real opportunity to convince elected officials to finally get serious about tackling global warming.
Let’s tell President Obama we don’t have to wait for more devastating storms. We’re ready for bold action now.
Send your message to President Obama today—and be sure to forward this to your friends so we can hit our goal of 10,000 emails by the end of the week.
Which is why I am also passing on this e-mail and why I am so glad that I am an Independent. After all, Republicans are not the only ones who do wrong or stupid things--sometimes the Democrats do them too. After all, looks like the Republicans may be right about Dr. Susan Rice, but for the Wrong Reason--This is why I am passing this e-mail on also-->
It's simple -- and outrageous.
This story just broke. And you can take action now to help make sure it doesn't go away.
"Susan Rice, the candidate believed to be favored by President Obama to become the next Secretary of State, holds significant investments in more than a dozen Canadian oil companies and banks that would stand to benefit from expansion of the North American tar sands industry and construction of the proposed $7 billion Keystone XL pipeline," OnEarth Magazine reports. "If confirmed by the Senate, one of Rice’s first duties likely would be consideration, and potentially approval, of the controversial mega-project."
Did they think we wouldn't find out?
It's indefensible that Rice has millions of dollars invested in oil companies and banks that will make huge profits if the State Department gives approval to the XL pipeline.
As a high-ranking administration official -- and a potential replacement for Hillary Clinton early next year to run the State Department -- Susan Rice shouldn't have any stake in corporations that are doing all they can to plunder tar sands in Canada and send carbon emissions soaring even faster.
To demand that Rice immediately sell every dollar of stock in every one of those companies, click here.
The founder of 350.org, Bill McKibben, just told OnEarth Magazine: "It’s really amazing that they’re considering someone for Secretary of State who has millions invested in these companies. The State Department has been rife with collusion with the Canadian pipeline builders, and it’s really distressing to have any sense that that might continue to go on." We agree. It's amazing. And intolerable.
If you agree, you can help raise a ruckus by clicking here.
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-- The RootsAction.org team
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