“This is the beginning. The beginning of a real battle, for America’s future.” –Robert Redford
Today, the largest rally on climate is taking place in Washington D.C., just days after major players in the environmental community were arrested outside the White House for civil disobedience while battling the Keystone Pipeline. Those detained this past week included lawyer Robert F. Kennedy Jr. and his son Connor Kennedy, civil rights leader Julian Bond, Sierra Club executive director Michael Brune, activist Bill McKibben, actress Daryl Hannah and NASA climate scientist James Hansen….\educated people in suite-and-tie that hold high-level position.
Over 35,000 activists are gathered right this minute on our capitol’s National Mall to have their voices heard. On the brink of a decision concerning the Keystone XL pipeline (read my previous blog about this disastrous idea), it is time for President Obama to step up, take a stance and stop this controversial plan from moving forward. Millions around the country who can’t attend the rally are logging on to Twitter and using the trending hashtag #ForwardOnClimate to stay up-to-date on the rally’s events and can even watch live streaming from D.C.
And I so wish I were there, freezing my butt off, to have my voice heard with the other 35,000 earth warriors. To let President Obama know that dirty jobs and energy are not ok. To him know that he has complete control over the direction our country takes concerning the environment and protecting our land. To make sure he doesn’t go back on his word and first presidential campaign promises. I suppose with a 2-year old and a newborn by my side today, I will just have to be there in spirit this time around.
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