|Fwd: 4 things that inspire me to keep fighting.||<– Date –> <– Thread –>|
|From: Scott Jackson (sjackzen46gmail.com)|
|Date: Mon, 17 Feb 2014 15:09:31 -0800 (PST)|
Here's some climate action propaganda from 350.org, as well as another Credo petition to click and sign. Scott Jackson sjackzen46 [at] gmail.com ---------- Forwarded message ---------- From: Duncan Meisel - 350.org <350 [at] 350.org> Date: Mon, Feb 17, 2014 at 4:42 PM Subject: 4 things that inspire me to keep fighting. To: Scott Jackson <sjackzen46 [at] gmail.com> [image: Turn on images to get the whole picture!]<http://act.350.org/go/4656?t=1&akid=4194.1105958.i_kE1K> Friends, *One year ago today, over 40,000 people made history at the largest climate rally in US history.* At Forward on Climate in Washington DC, we called for President Obama to live up to his promises, stop Keystone XL and tackle climate change with full force -- and we set the pace for a year of escalated action from coast-to-coast. Now, President Obama is nearing a decision on the pipeline, and it's up to us to pour the pressure on. He has all the evidence he needs to reject the pipeline -- the only question is whether he'll go down in history as a climate champion or the pipeline president. Today, I was reflecting on Forward on Climate, and it got me thinking about the whole, rich history of this campaign. I wanted to share some of the most inspiring and most important moments from the past two and a half years of organizing to get us all fired up for the home stretch. *If you want to get prepared for the crucial next few months, here are 4 things you should take some time to read and watch before we jump in:* First, the single most inspiring campaign video I've ever seen. I don't say that just because it's close to my heart -- I think this is a crucial and moving reflection on the first few months of this campaign, when the fight to stop Keystone XL spread like wildfire from coast-to-coast. *If you didn't get a chance to see this in 2011, you should take a few minutes to change that now <http://act.350.org/go/4657?t=2&akid=4194.1105958.i_kE1K>:* <http://act.350.org/go/4657?t=3&akid=4194.1105958.i_kE1K> Second, the whole history of our work together. 350.org didn't start this fight -- it began long before, with First Nations defending their water and treaty rights, and landowners protecting their homes from the pipeline. But we were able to join it in a big way in 2011, and since then we've fought together, through more twists and turns than I can count. *I recently put together a timeline of all the work we've done together, and if you're looking to get caught up on the campaign to stop Keystone XL, this is the right place to start <http://act.350.org/go/4658?t=4&akid=4194.1105958.i_kE1K>:* [image: Turn on images to get the whole picture!]<http://act.350.org/go/4658?t=5&akid=4194.1105958.i_kE1K> Third, the latest and best information on where we're at with Keystone XL. A little while ago, 350.org hosted a video chat to talk about the work that needs to be done in the next few months to put the pressure on President Obama and stop Keystone. Here's some of what we covered: 1. How we're going to start a steady drumbeat of media-friendly actions in Washington DC, on the President's turf -- and heard about a youth-led action<http://act.350.org/go/4608?t=6&akid=4194.1105958.i_kE1K>that is coming to DC very soon. 2. How we plan to show up, bigger and louder, at President Obama's fundraisers and events. 3. How late April will likely be a crucial time to mobilize -- and that you should mark your calendar now. 4. How we plan to continue supporting work against Keystone XL and other tar sands projects along the pipeline route and in Canada both. *You can watch the whole thing by clicking here: <http://act.350.org/go/4659?t=7&akid=4194.1105958.i_kE1K>* [image: Turn on images to get the whole picture!]<http://act.350.org/go/4659?t=8&akid=4194.1105958.i_kE1K> Fourth, the full story on how we're fighting tar sands on all fronts. Keystone XL is a key piece of the tar sands puzzle for big oil -- but while Keystone is delayed, they're also pushed to expand tar sands transportation and export elsewhere too. *The work to stop their push to send tar sands through our communities is continuing on too many fronts to count, but here are three key stories from across the country showing how people are resisting other tar sands pipelines and oil-by-rail.* First, last September hundreds of communities across the US organized against tar sands infastructure in all its forms as part of the Draw the Line day of action. Here's a photo from Detroit, Michigan where tar sands refining is putting more pollution into communities already sickened by decades of environmental injustice. Click here for more photos from the day of action <http://act.350.org/go/4661?t=9&akid=4194.1105958.i_kE1K>. *[image: Turn on images to get the whole picture!] <http://act.350.org/go/4661?t=10&akid=4194.1105958.i_kE1K> * Second, 350 Seattle recently took to their local train tracks<http://act.350.org/go/4660?t=11&akid=4194.1105958.i_kE1K>to protest oil by rail coming through their communities -- and more actions are coming up and down the West Coast: [image: Turn on images to get the whole picture!]<http://act.350.org/go/4660?t=12&akid=4194.1105958.i_kE1K> Also, all across New England, folks are organizing to stop tar sands projects <http://act.350.org/go/1931?t=13&akid=4194.1105958.i_kE1K>, focusing on local resolutions opposing transport of tar sands oil through our communities. Here's a photo from a huge protest that took place in Portland, Maine last winter: [image: Turn on images to get the whole picture!]<http://act.350.org/go/1931?t=14&akid=4194.1105958.i_kE1K> What this all adds up to is that the work we've done together is incredibly impressive, and is only going to get more impressive. We have what it takes to stop Keystone XL, and many other tar sands projects -- and in the next few months, we're going to show it. Let's roll, Duncan P.S. Please sign and share this petition<http://act.350.org/go/4662?t=15&akid=4194.1105958.i_kE1K>to show solidarity with the #Enbridge3, nonviolent protesters who are facing 2-3 years in prison for taking direct action to protect the climate and their community from tar sands: credomobilize.com/petitions/free-the-felines-the-mi-cat-3 <http://act.350.org/go/4662?t=16&akid=4194.1105958.i_kE1K> ------------------------------ 350.org <http://350.org?akid=4194.1105958.i_kE1K> is building a global movement to solve the climate crisis. Connect with us on Facebook<http://facebook.com/350.org?akid=4194.1105958.i_kE1K>and Twitter <http://twitter.com/350>, and sign up for email alerts<http://act.350.org/signup/signup/?akid=4194.1105958.i_kE1K>. You can help power our work by making a donation.<https://act.350.org/donate/build/?akid=4194.1105958.i_kE1K> To change your email address or update your contact info, click here.<https://act.350.org/login/?next=/me/update/&akid=4194.1105958.i_kE1K> * To stop receiving emails from 350.org <http://350.org>, click here. <http://act.350.org/cms/unsubscribe/unsubscribe/?t=17&akid=4194.1105958.i_kE1K> *
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