April 21, 2017

This Earth Day, commit to catapulting the climate movement

Today is a unique Earth Day.

The president of the United States is a climate-change denier. The State Department is led by the ex-CEO of Exxon Mobil, one of the world’s most dangerous, polluting corporations. The head of the Environmental Protection Agency wants to dismantle it — or use its power to protect polluters’ profits. The Keystone XL and Dakota Access Pipelines are rearing their oily heads.

It’s a unique Earth Day because Planet Earth is in greater jeopardy than ever. But it’s also a unique Earth Day because the movement to protect our planet from the intertwined threats of Trump’s administration, his climate-change-denying corporate cronies, and climate change itself is stronger and more powerful than ever.

Consider: Right now, as you read this, thousands of scientists — not generally known for their rabble-rousing — are marching in protest of this anti-science administration. Brave attorneys general in New York and Massachusetts are standing up to Exxon Mobil, investigating the role it’s played in stalling progress on climate for decades. And one week from today — just days before the first major international climate summit since Trump’s inauguration — hundreds of thousands of people will take to the streets for marches and rallies to demand that the U.S. move forward — not backward — on climate action.

Will you be there?

Next Saturday marks Trump’s 100th day in office. He and his big polluter allies are determined to make good on his planet-wrecking promises — but not as determined as we are to stop them. This weekend is a chance to flex the muscle of the climate movement: We’ll show Trump that the movement is bigger and more powerful than ever. We’ll show Exxon that we support the attorneys general holding Big Oil accountable. And we’ll show the international community that, no matter what Donald Trump does, the people of the United States are demanding action for climate justice — to protect people and our planet.

We hope to see you in the streets! If you’re going, make sure you sign up.

If you’ll be in D.C., we’ll be in touch to let you know where we’ll be so you can march alongside us.

If you’ll be in Boston, make sure you find our table at the rally, and come to our workshop at the teach-in afterward.

If you’ll be in Oakland, find our table at the rally — and keep the momentum going at the follow-up meeting of the corporate accountability action league two days later.

And wherever you are, make sure you sign up to join a local event, and print out one of these signs to bring with you!

Onward … and Happy Earth Day!

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