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Nov 12, 2012

USA: If President Obama is serious about tackling climate change...

From: May Boeve - 350.org <organizers@350.org>
Date: Mon, Nov 12, 2012 at 12:39 PM
Subject: If President Obama is serious about tackling climate change...

This is our moment to stop Keystone XL.
Pledge to fight this destructive pipeline, both at home and in Washington DC.
Will you stand with us?
Hi friends,
We're going back to Washington to stop the Keystone XL pipeline.
We always knew this was going to be a long fight, that ours was a temporary victory; but after seeing the devastation of Hurricane Sandy -- and all the other sobering, often tragic ways climate change has made itself starkly visible this past year -- we're even more committed to winning this battle and shutting this pipeline down.
Can you join us in Washington this weekend? This Sunday afternoon, November 18th at 3:00 PM, we'll gather at Freedom Plaza and march to the White House. Please sign up here: 350.org/Nov18
With such short notice, we know many of you already have plans. And, to be honest, this weekend's action won't be the last. It's going to take more to get this job done -- more protests, more people, more chances to stand in the way of this thing getting built. Are you with us for the long fight? Take the pledge, and share it with your friends: 350.org/pledge
The Keystone XL pipeline would connect the tar sands in Alberta, Canada to oil refineries on the Gulf Coast. It would stretch 1,700 miles and cross 6 states, threatening freshwater supplies in America's agricultural heartland and deepening our dependence on some of the dirtiest energy on the planet. It would mean "game over" for the climate, as NASA's James Hansen says.
With the election freshly behind him, President Obama needs to know that we're still here, and that we will still hold him to the promises he made way back in 2008. If he's serious about tackling climate change, the President needs to reject Keystone XL once and for all.
We're not going away until that happens. This is our moment. Are you with us?
Onward,
May & the 350 team
PS. Sunday's action will coincide with the DC stop of the Do the Math tour, and we're going to have a camera crew with us in the theater and on the street. Tune in to the livestream at 1:00 here: 350.org/KXL

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