Dear MoveOn member,
You're invited to a "telephone town hall" call on clean energy issues with Senator Kirsten Gillibrand. The call is tomorrow, Tuesday, October 6 at 5:15 p.m.
Sen. Gillibrand sits on the key Senate committee that will be voting on President Obama's clean energy jobs plan later this month.
You'll get to hear her talk about the prospects for clean energy jobs legislation in the Senate and her efforts to strengthen it. Your presence, along with other New York MoveOn members, will show support for her fight on this bill.
Here's the info you need to join the call:
Pass code: 3809 0246
Click here to RSVP:
New York MoveOn Council members have been very successful in organizing around clean energy jobs legislation, and they will lead the conversation.
With unemployment nearing double digits, it's critical that the Senate act now to pass President Obama's clean energy jobs plan, which would create 1.7 million clean energy jobs.1
The Senate version of the bill was introduced last week by Senators John Kerry and Barbara Boxer and will be voted on in a key committee later this month. But the bill is already being attacked by Big Oil and Big Coal. They're dead-set on killing the bill or weakening it to the point where it won't do anything.2
Sen. Gillibrand has been a champion fighting efforts to weaken the bill. In particular, she pledged to vote no on any bill that repealed a key section of the Clean Air Act that requires limits on global warming emissions from coal plants.3
This rollback, which was slipped into the House version of the energy bill, would lock in a whole new generation of dirty coal, crowding out the clean energy jobs we need and undermining our ability to solve global warming.
If enough people get on the call tomorrow and urge Sen. Gillibrand to keep fighting, that will really show her she's doing the right thing.
Thanks for all you do.
–Steven, Kat, Anna, Lenore, and the rest of the team
1. "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
2. "Curtain Rises on Senate Struggle Over Climate Legislation," The New York Times, September 29, 2009
3. "Climate change legislation now faces senate heat," Albany Times Union, July 12, 2009
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