Forget Bieber drama! This happened yesterday and it is way more important to your quality of life.
Yesterday, February 5, 2014 over 10,000 people took to the streets in 283 locations, in 49 states (plus DC and Canada) — often braving freezing cold and snow — to call on President Obama to reject the Keystone XL pipeline. These vigils were the biggest rapid-response, single-day, on-the-ground protest of President Obama during his time in office.
This massive response was made possible by the work of so many groups coming together including CREDO, Rainforest Action Network, the Sierra Club, 350.org, The Other 98%, Center for Biological Diversity, Oil Change International, Bold Nebraska,Energy Action Coalition, Natural Resources Defense Council, The Hip Hop Caucus, Overpass Light Brigade, Environmental Action, League of Conservation Voters, Waterkeeper Alliance, Friends of the Earth, Forest Ethics, Public Citizen, CODEPINK, Climate Parents, Power Past Coal, Forecast the Facts, SumOfUs, MoveOn.org, and plenty of others.
Want to take charge of your world, check out these groups and get involved. We can no longer sit back and accept things as they are. Time for change. Check out #NoKXL hashtag to see what was happening on Twitter.
“Last night was downright incredible, and showed what we are able to accomplish when we all come together,” says Charlie Furman and Zack Malitz of CREDO Action.