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Dear friends,

Next week is going to be a big one — President Obama is giving his State of the Union speech, and we’re hitting the home stretch of the fight to stop the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline. 

To get fired up for what’s next, check out the front-page New York Times article that JUST came out about an hour ago. The headline: “Keystone XL Pipeline Fight Lifts Environmental Movement.” The article is a testament to your hard work, and all that we’ve accomplished together. Click here to check it out.

But before we jump into the next phase of this fight, I hope those of you who are CREDO customers will help out with a quick opportunity to support this growing movement.

CREDO is a cell phone company, alternative credit card provider, and a social justice campaigning powerhouse. They’ve been our partners every step of the way in the fight to stop Keystone XL — and as the team behind the Keystone XL pledge of resistance, alongside RAN and The Other 98%, will be a key part of finishing it. Over the last few years, they have helped turn out thousands of people for major actions on Keystone XL and a diverse range of other issues.

In addition to mobilizing the grassroots, CREDO helps fund hundreds of progressive groups — and the way they do it is pretty cool. Every month, CREDO members vote to distribute funds among three progressive nonprofits. So, if you’re a CREDO customer — like me, for instance — then you have an easy way to help out 350.org with just a few clicks.

Over the next week, CREDO members can cast a vote to raise funds for 350.org as we scale up our efforts together. The voting is free and only takes a few seconds — we’re excited to be part of it and we hope you’ll help out by voting for 350.org.

Note: this voting offer is solely for CREDO customers, which we realize many of you may not be. If you aren’t, don’t stress it — we’ve got big plans in the works, so get your marching shoes ready. But if you are a CREDO customer, we hope you’ll cast a vote for us — though we should say that the other two groups you can vote for, Mother Jones and Planned Parenthood, both do excellent work to build a more progressive world.

(FYI: I just cast my ballot right now and it took approximately three seconds.)

Thanks, and talk more very very soon,


P.S. I also wanted to note an important development: a few days ago, the Southern leg of Keystone XL started making deliveries of tar sands oil to refineries in Texas. The Northern leg is still President Obama’s call to make, with huge implications for our climate and water. You can learn more about the next steps of resistance to the Southern pipeline by clicking here.

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