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Feb 3, 2014

USA: Event. 2/3. All hands on deck. OVER 200 VIGILS IN 44 STATES. Please share widely! Huge wave of action to stop Keystone XL

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TONIGHT: Join the nationwide vigils to protest Keystone XL.
Kxl-1500x600This is an all-in moment to oppose Keystone XL. There's a vigil near you. Can you be there?
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Dear Liz,
Vigils to Stop Keystone XL
It is truly incredible: Since Friday, people across the country have stepped up to plan more than 230 emergency vigils in 47 states to protest Keystone XL. More than 5,000 people have already RSVP'd and the numbers Just. Keep. Climbing.
With the release of the State Department's final environmental report on Friday, this is a vital moment to speak out against Keystone XL.
What: Tell President Obama to reject Keystone XL
Where: Your community
When: Tonight - Monday, February 3, at 6 pm.
Thousands of activists from CREDO, Sierra Club, Rainforest Action Network and 350 and more than a dozen other groups will be out in force across the country on Monday evening to send a clear and urgent message: Keystone XL is a climate disaster, and President Obama must reject it.
We know that the pipeline fails the climate test he set. But whether or not he stands up to the oil industry and rejects it will depend on what we do in the next few months.
Now that the decision will soon be in the president's hand's we need to send a message straight out of the gate, this evening, that it's time for him to stand up the fossil fuel industry lobbyists, and protect our nation from this toxic, "game over for the climate" project.
Thanks for fighting Keystone XL.
Elijah Zarlin, Campaign Manager
CREDO Action from Working Assets


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From: Duncan Meisel - 350.org <350@350.org>
Date: Sun, Feb 2, 2014 at 12:36 PM
Subject: Tomorrow: huge wave of action to stop Keystone XL

Click here to join: https://actionnetwork.org/event_campaigns/kxl-fseis

This is an all-hands-on-deck moment to send the message to President Obama that Keystone XL fails his climate test and he must reject it. On the evening of Monday, February 3rd, we’ll come together around the country to make our voices heard. RSVP for an event near you or host your own.
The No KXL protest vigils are organized by CREDO, Rainforest Action Network, and the Sierra Club, and supported by 350.org, The Other 98%, Center for Biological Diversity, Oil Change International, Bold Nebraska, Energy Action Coalition, Natural Resources Defense Council, The Hip Hop Caucus, Overpass Light Brigade, Environmental Action, League of Conservation Voters, Waterkeeper Alliance, Friends of the Earth, Forest Ethics, Forecast the Facts, and others.

In the last 48 hours, people across the country have stepped up to go the extra mile to stop Keystone XL. 200 events have been planned from coast-to-coast for Monday evening, and more are being listed every hour.
Every one of those actions will be sending the same message: it's time for President Obama to be a climate champion, not the pipeline president, and reject Keystone XL. Standing together, we can be heard.
President Obama clearly has all the evidence he needs to reject the pipeline -- but what will truly decide this fight is whether we can out-organize big oil, and Monday will be our next key test. There's an action not far from you on Monday evening — can you be there to tell President Obama to stop the pipeline?
Click here to find the action nearest you: https://actionnetwork.org/event_campaigns/kxl-fseis
The Environmental Impact Statement released by the State Department on Friday does not take a stand on whether President Obama should approve the pipeline. That's good and bad: on the one hand, it's better than the previous reports, which gave much more support for the pipe -- but on the other hand, it avoids the glaringly obvious fact that that a pipeline carrying 800,000 barrels per day of the world's dirtiest oil would be a disaster for the climate, and the lives of Indigenous communities, farmers and homes along the route.
We've been in this place before. We may be here again. And what counts in moments like these are not the words in Washington's reports, but rather the voices of people in the streets -- that's what changes the equation for the President.
And that's what Monday is all about. I hope you'll be able to join me.
Duncan

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