I'm excited to report that MoveOn members have already donated $125,000 to counter Sarah Palin's lies about President Obama's vision for a clean energy economy. And that's getting a lot of press attention, as evidence of how "motivated and energized" we are.1
But we've still got a lot of catching up to do. Since she announced her resignation, Palin has raised $200,000—money she can use to travel around the country supporting right-wing candidates and opposing President Obama's clean energy agenda.2
So we're setting a new goal of raising $200,000 to match Palin in the fight for a clean energy economy. Can you chip in $25 to help reach our new goal?
Check out our original email below to learn more about Palin's lies.
1."MoveOn Fundraising Email Invoking Sarah Palin's 'Lies' Brings In $100,000 In One Day," WhoRunsGov.com, July 15, 2009
2. "Palin becomes MoveOn target as SarahPAC cash haul surges," CNN.com, July 14, 2009
Well, now we know why Sarah Palin is quitting as governor of Alaska.
In a Washington Post column, she just announced her new focus: killing our chance to build a clean energy economy, starting with the energy bill currently in Congress.1
Her op-ed is a marvel of misinformation and outright lies. Just like conservatives in Congress, Palin is trotting out the "energy taxes" scare tactic, and arguing instead for more drilling and more dirty coal. This bill already has too many giveaways to Big Coal and Big Oil, but it's still not enough for Palin.2
As ridiculous as Sarah Palin's lies are, they're getting attention, and they're a real threat to clean energy. If we can raise $125,000 today, we'll run a rapid response ad to counter these lies and stop Palin's attack. Can you donate $25?
This is the same Sarah Palin who doesn't believe climate change is caused by humans.3 The same Sarah Palin who is obsessed with drilling for oil in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. And the same Sarah Palin who's looking for controversial issues to launch a 2012 presidential bid.
Now she's positioning herself as the face of the conservative attack against clean energy, against the Clean Air Act—even against the creation of millions of new jobs in solar and wind.4
But wind and solar create more than twice as many jobs as coal and oil.5 Clean energy is the only way to make America's economy competitive in the 21st century.
The truth is we need a stronger energy bill in the Senate to combat our economic and climate crisis, but Sarah Palin's lies could sink our hopes for a clean energy economy. Can you chip in $25 to fight back against Palin's false claims?
Thank you for all you do.
–Anna, Eli, Noah, Carrie and the rest of the team
1. "The 'Cap And Tax' Dead End," The Washington Post, July 14, 2009
2. "With Something for Everyone, Climate Bill Passed," The New York Times, June 30, 2009
3. "Palin: Global Warming Not Man-Made," ABC News, August 29, 2008
4. Memo on Clean Air Act authority, Pawa Law, July 2, 2009 [PDF]
5. "Green Recovery: A Program to Create Good Jobs and Start Building a Low-Carbon Economy," Political Economy Research Institute at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst, September 2008
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