Feb 20, 2013

USA: Guess where President Obama was this weekend

From: Jamie Henn - 350.org <organizers@350.org>
Date: Wed, Feb 20, 2013 at 1:27 PM
Subject: Guess where Obama was this weekend

Dear Friends,
We were going to send you an inspiring video of last weekend's Forward on Climate rally, but breaking news just intervened:
Reporters this morning uncovered the fact that while 40,000 or more people were outside the White House asking for his attention about Keystone XL, President Obama was playing golf with oil and pipeline executives in Florida.
His staff didn't allow any pictures at the outing -- likely because it's an embarrassing spectacle for a President who promised to "end business as usual in Washington" and "respond to the threat of climate change, knowing that failure to do so would betray our children and future generations."
Listen: this weekend's action exceeded all expectations -- we made news in more than a dozen countries and on every major television network. We've got lots of new momentum that we're eager to put to work stopping Keystone, pushing for fossil fuel divestment, and a whole host of other next steps.
But President Obama still hasn't answered our question: which side are you on - ours, or the fossil fuel industry's? With such a big, beautiful rally on the Mall, he was certainly on the wrong side this weekend, but if he can get off the links and into the trenches fighting this problem, that can change.
We need to show the White House they can't get away with doing special favors for Big Oil. It's fine to take a day off every now and then, but it's just plain wrong to play footsie with the oil industry. Please click here to read and share the whole story, and make a call to the President: act.350.org/call/obama-golf/
Thank you for being a part of this big movement,
Jamie for the whole 350.org team
P.S. -- We'll send out the video soon, too. We all looked amazing standing together, and we shouldn't forget that.

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