Repower America with green jobs

Before Earth Day officially wraps up, and you break out the styrofoam cups full of ice-cold Dasani to celebrate its passing, I’d like to ask you to do one more thing. If you can find it in your heart, I’d like you to consider signing on as a supporter of the Clean Energy Jobs Plan advocated by Al Gore’s group, Repower America…. Here, for more background, is a letter from Al Gore:

In order to solve the climate crisis, we can’t just change light bulbs — we need to change laws.

We’re closer today than ever before. Right now, Congress is debating clean energy legislation that will jumpstart our economy and help solve the climate crisis.

On this Earth Day, can I depend on you to support this crucial legislation?

“Yes. I’ll add my voice and get 10 people to sign the petition in support:”

This is the historic comprehensive energy legislation that we’ve been waiting for. It will create millions of jobs and help solve the climate crisis by closing the carbon pollution loophole.

After so many years of inaction and obstruction, it’s incredible that we have finally reached this point. But the legislative process is never easy. With powerful forces fighting hard to maintain the status quo, it will take all of us working together to seize this moment.

Today, you are one of more than two million Repower America members, and tens of millions of Americans, who want to take positive action for our planet. This is it — a chance to demonstrate nationwide support for clean energy to our leaders in Congress, and help to bring about a new economic era based on clean energy.

So please, talk to your friends. Talk to your parents or grandparents. Start a conversation with a co-worker. And ask them to join with you and the millions of other Americans who want Congress to support clean energy jobs by closing the carbon pollution loophole.

“Yes. I’ll get 10 people to support this historic clean energy legislation in Congress:”

“Sorry, I support clean energy but I’d like to help in other ways:”

Your efforts have brought us this far. I hope you take this opportunity to make this a historic Earth Day.

Thank you,
Al Gore

And, if you want to go a step further, call Congress and let them know how you feel. Believe it or not, it really does make a difference.

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    Posted April 23, 2009 at 9:09 am | Permalink

    From MoveOn:

    By the end of the year, China will be the world’s leading manufacturer of wind turbines.1 The U.S. government’s investment in wind is tiny compared to China’s, and that means American workers are missing out on millions of new jobs.

    All that could change: In two weeks, there’s a vote on President Obama’s plan for a new energy economy. But key Democrats are wavering in the face of a flurry of Big Oil ads claiming America can’t afford clean energy.

    We’re ready to counter with a new TV ad about all the great manufacturing jobs we could create by building clean energy tech. That’s the message that’ll convince Congress, but we need to raise $100,000 to put it on the air this week—can you chip in $25 to help out?

    If we don’t pass this bill, we’ll lose our chance to create millions of good, green jobs for laid-off workers. We’ll lose our chance to give our kids a vibrant economy. And we’ll lose our chance to pay down our national debt.
    U.S. investment in wind power lags far behind, but when it comes to solar power, the story is even more infuriating: In the 1990s, the U.S. actually led the world in solar cell manufacturing. But in the Bush-Cheney years, China, Japan, and Europe all zoomed ahead of us in solar production.

    We can catch up, but only if we start quickly.

    Obama’s plan would aggressively scale up American wind and solar production—creating millions of new jobs and tackling climate change in one fell swoop.

    But the latest ads from dirty-energy companies are scaring away key Democrats in Congress. We’ve got to ramp up our grassroots campaign, starting with a new national TV ad to frame clean energy as one of the best ways to create good, new jobs.

    Can you pitch in $25 to help win the upcoming vote on Obama’s clean energy jobs plan?

    Thanks for all you do.
    –Adam, Noah, Anna, Wes and the rest of the team

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