In the last week, thousands of MoveOn members have called Toyota urging them to quit the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.
The Chamber is spending millions fighting clean energy, and a long list of companies including Apple and Nike have backed away in protest.1
Toyota responded to our calls by shutting off their voice mail.
If Toyota's really as green as they say, they should stop funding the Chamber's anti-climate lobbying. But it's clear that Toyota needs to hear it from their own customers.
Submitting a photo is really easy, and we provide step-by-step instructions. We'll share the photo petition with Toyota and the media.
The Chamber of Commerce just launched a campaign spending an incredible $100 million to kill the top priorities of President Obama's agenda—energy, health care, financial reform, all of it.
They've sued to block enforcement of the Clean Air Act for global warming emissions. They continue to question the basic science of global warming. And they're lobbying every day to kill President Obama's clean energy jobs plan.2
Toyota, meanwhile, has spent $40 million—their biggest ad campaign ever—to convince customers that they're a pro-environment company.3
Thousands of us have asked Toyota to stop funding the Chamber's anti-climate lobbying, but it's clear that they aren't going to listen until they hear it from Toyota owners.
That's why, if you own a Toyota, we hope you'll join the photo petition by submitting a picture of yourself with a sign calling on Toyota to stop opposing clean energy. Click here to get started:
Thanks for all you do.
–Steven, Noah, Kat, Lenore, and the rest of the team
1. "Chamber defends free-market system," Politico, June 10, 2009
"Apple quits U.S. Chamber of Commerce over global warming views," San Jose Mercury News, October 5, 2009
"Nike Resigns From Chamber Board," The New York Times, September 30, 2009
2. "Donohue Will Stay the Course Business Week Says is Costing Him Credibility and Clout," Natural Resources Defense Council, October 8, 2009
"Chamber Threatens Lawsuit if EPA Rejects Climate Science 'Trial,'" The New York Times, August 25, 2009
"Defiant Chamber Chief Says 'Bring 'Em On,'" The New York Times, October 8, 2009
3. "Toyota launches 'Why Not?' ad campaign, the largest in the company's history," Auto Blog Green, November 5, 2007
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