Bold is joining almost 40 national and state advocacy organizations and businesses that are planning a massive online day of action on Monday to oppose efforts to overturn President’s Obama’s decision and resurrect the Keystone XL pipeline.
We’re calling it “24 Hours to Stop the Pipeline,” and our goal is to send the Senate over 500,000 messages in one day to remind the members of BOTH political parties that the Keystone XL pipeline is not in the national interest and that any effort to promote it will be met with overwhelming resistance.
The push will begin at 11am on Monday (that’s noon for Congress) and will conclude 24 hours later with a petition delivery to Senate leadership. Bold and dozens of other groups will be active throughout the period, promoting the 500,000 goal via social networks, online ads, and blogs. To help champion the event, 350.org founder Bill McKibben will be on the “Colbert Report” Monday night–so make sure you tune in at 10:30pm!
“President Obama was forced to reject this pipeline once when Congress turned their back on the tremendous grassroots opposition to Keystone XL and tried to force its approval,” said Becky Bond, political director of CREDO Mobile. “Now, they could be on the verge of going even further to force through this pipeline for Big Oil. This project is an ill-conceived, unmitigated disaster, and Americans deserve leaders who are willing to stand up for us and say so. We’ll soon see who the Senate will put first – the American people speaking out, or Big Oil.”
Who’s joining us?
350.org, Alliance for Climate Education, Avaaz, BOLD Nebreaska, Brighter Planet, Change.org, Center for Biological Diversity, Chesapeake Climate Action Network, Climate Reality Project, Climate Solutions, CREDO, Democracy for America, Environmental Action, Energy Action Coalition, Environmental Defense, Frack Action/Water Defense, Friends of the Earth, FUSE, Green for All, Indigenous Environmental Network, League of Conservation Voters, Labor Network for Sustainability, MoveOn, National Wildlife Federation, Natural Resources Defense Council, Oil Change International, Other 98%, Public Citizen, Patagonia, The North Face, Rainforest Action Network, Rebuild the Dream, Sierra Club, Solar Mosiac, Sojourners, Sungevity, Tar Sands Campaign, US Climate Action Network, Vote Solar and several Nebraska groups.