Dear MoveOn member,
Would you give $20 for a new energy policy that would get America off oil? How 'bout $5?
I ask because, after months—years—of deadlock, this is a moment when we could actually see a significant shift to clean energy. With the public outraged at the spill in the Gulf and President Obama calling for a renewed push for clean energy, this is a once-in-a-generation opportunity.
So we're putting together a major effort to take on the biggest stumbling block: the conservative Democrats, too many of whom still seem to be on the "drill, baby, drill" plan.
Specifically, we need about $185,000 to turn up the heat in their districts—to provide materials for volunteers, organizers to help them out, and hard-hitting ads to let voters know where they stand.
This is the most important moment for clean energy in decades. To hit our goal, we'll need 3 donations from Inwood—can you chip in $5?After the Gulf oil spill, Congress wasn't even talking about doing what we need to really get off oil. But after weeks of organizing by MoveOn members and many others, President Obama has put this goal front and center.
But we know that Congress won't stand up to the Big Oil lobbyists unless voters demand it. Here's some of what we have in mind:
- Ads: We'll run ads with photos of members of Congress who are taking money from Big Oil.
- Rallies: We'll join with grassroots organizations across the country to organize massive demonstrations for clean energy.
- Media: We'll make sure local newspapers report on which members of Congress are supporting action to end our dependence on oil.
Thanks for all you do.
–Steven, Kat, Matt, Carrie, and the rest of the team
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