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We’re coordinating buses for the #ForwardonClimate President’s Day rally in Washington, D.C. on February 17th. Please use the form at the Ann Arbor 350 website to sign up.
Sierra Club and Students for Clean Energy are also going to D.C. from Ann Arbor. If you’d like to get in touch with either of these groups, let us know.
Where and when is the rally? Where: Washington, D.C., including a march to the White House When: February 17, 2013, 12:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. IMPORTANT NOTE: We're organizing a bus that will arrive in time for the rally and depart immediately afterwards so that folks do not need to find housing in D.C. If you are interested in this type of transportation, please fill out the form below. If you'd like to stay awhile, we highly recommend that you check out this RideShare group: http://www.ridebuzz.org/events-group/forward-climate-rally-20098.html
What is the goal of the rally? We need to move President Obama to take immediate action on climate. The first step he can take is rejecting the toxic Keystone XL tar sands pipeline. This rally will show the president how large the climate movement has grown in the year since he delayed Keystone, and how urgent this issue truly is. President Obama must move America forward on climate in 2013 with decisive action to reduce dangerous carbon pollution. His legacy as the 44th President of the United States of America rests on his leadership in the face of an unstable and uncertain climate future. Only the President of the United States has the power to lead an effort on the scale and with the urgency needed to phase out fossil fuels and fire up both energy efficiency and clean, renewable energy sources.
What if it rains? Come anyway! As with any event in February, be prepared for any kind of weather. Holding the largest climate rally ever in rain, snow, or ice will do even more to show the president how urgent this moment really is. (And if it wasn't for the climate crisis, maybe that rain would have been snow!)
Will there be a direct action component? No, the February 17 rally will not include civil disobedience. The way to sway the Obama administration on climate action is to show a dramatic increase in the size of this movement. We will accomplish that by bringing the sheer numbers of the largest climate rally ever right to the president's front door.