Today in Washington

Friends:

It’s been an amazing couple of weeks. I’ve been on the road with the Do the Math tour since November 7th, and I can’t remember the last time I was so tired—or so inspired by this movement.

One of the things I’m saying a lot on this tour: we can’t win the larger fight one pipeline at a time. One of the other things I find myself saying a lot: join us in Washington to pick up the fight against Keystone XL. Because this battle over this pipeline—although alone not sufficient to counter the power of the fossil fuel industry—is necessary.

So today I’m in Washington DC to fight this thing. After this afternoon’s Do the Math tour stop, we’re going to get on our feet, take to the streets, and raise our voices against KXL.

Please stand with us today, wherever you are: 350.org/pledge

Why this pipeline? Because the tar sands are unethical. Because this pipeline is the fuse to the largest carbon bomb on the planet. Because it endangers countless communities, from Canada to the Gulf Coast. And because this is a fight we can win.

Keystone XL is not a done deal. President Obama alone has the power to approve or deny the project’s permit, and a majority of Americans now think he should prioritize clean energy and climate action. This is the purest, starkest test of whether or not the President is serious about tackling climate change in his second term. This is our moment to ask that he stop this pipeline with his pen.

Our movement is powerful and growing. Together, we can stop Keystone XL. Will you join us?

Onward as ever,

Bill

P.S. Here’s a photo of the crowd in Philly last night. Isn’t that a beautiful thing?

 

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