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  •  Just in from & Bill McKibben (3+ / 0-)
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    Simplify, Eric Nelson, YucatanMan
    Dear Friends,

       Earlier today President Obama announced new proposals for regulating
       carbon emissions from power plants.

       They're a good thing -- some advocates think they could be stronger;
       others are powerfully supportive. To me, most of all, they seem obvious,
       the kind of thing that should have happened many administrations ago, and
       that I'm glad are happening now.

       And the reason they're happening now

       As we've built a climate movement together with our allies and all of you,
       politicians have finally begun to sense that they have some space to act,
       and some pressure to move into that space. If Beyond Coal and Mountain
       Justice Summer and countless other organizations and campaigns hadn't made
       coal an easy target; if the Keystone and fossil fuel divestment campaigns
       hadn't turned up the heat on climate change; if hundreds of thousands of
       you hadn't marched and written and emailed, then today's announcement
       would not have come.

       And since much much much more needs to happen, we'll all need to turn up
       the volume in the months ahead. That's why it's so essential that we all
       turn out in glorious force in New York City the weekend of September 20
       for the [1]People's Climate March -- save the date and [2]RSVP as soon as
       possible. We're going to raise the volume high enough that the momentum
       for change will accelerate, not stall.

       By themselves, these individual decisions -- about power plant emissions,
       about Keystone and tar sands, about coal ports and fracking, about fossil
       fuel subsidies and divestment -- don't turn the tide on climate change.
       But make no mistake: movement pressure is starting to bring results.

       The pieces are in place for real progress, but the pieces won't move
       themselves. [3]We need to keep showing up. Now more than ever.


       Bill McKibben for the whole team at

    (I added the bolding)

    #3: ensure network neutrality; #2: ensure electoral integrity; #1: ensure ecosystemic sustainability.

    by ivote2004 on Mon Jun 02, 2014 at 02:08:00 PM PDT

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