Moveon.org Leafleting at Global Warming Movie
Monday, 17 May 2004
by Michael T. Neuman
Summary: An opportunity presents itself. The movie industry's latest
disaster film "The Day After Tomorrow" presents an educational
opportunity Moveon.org wants you to see. It's time to move fast on reducing the global warming threat.
On Memorial Day weekend, the movie industry is releasing a summer
blockbuster which shows what can happen when the forces of nature take
control as a result of humans altering the climate. The movie is fictional,
yet it is said to contain enough elements of reality to make the movie
It's possible that many members of the audience who go to see "The Day
After Tomorrow" movie, starting on May 28th, will be asking themselves,
as they exit the movie, "could this really happen?". It's also possible
they could pass off the movie as a great fictional thriller and leave
it at that.
The latter is what President George W. Bush hopes people who take in
the movie will do. After all, he was the one who decided to yank the U.S.
out of the only international process to reduce the world's amount of
greenhouse gases being emitted into the atmosphere. He'd probably rather
see you stay home and watch NASCAR races on TV than see The Day After
Tomorrow. So would his friends in the fossil fuel industries, and the
CEOs of other corporations heavily dependent on continued burning of oil,
coal and natural gas to keep their profits up. Heaven knows, we don't
want to risk hurting corporate profits when only human and other animal
lives are at stake!
Moveon.org is one organization who would rather see you go to the
movies come Memorial Day weekend. They're asking all their members to help
movie goers out by distributing informational flyers that address some
of the important questions the movie raises. All people need to do to
help out is to distribute Moveon.org's informational flyers before and
after the movie gets over. Simple to do enough.
The Day After Tomorrow movie has a potential to be one of the most
important movies ever made. The opportunity presents itself now, and only
comes once. This is no time for anyone to be timid. We've got a job to
Just as in preserving the climate, it's important not to allow this
opportunity to slip by. When a crisis is brewing, it's important to be
decisive and act fast. We all know that.
Moveon.org's flyer counters some of the propaganda the oil, coal,
natural gas and other industries are evidentally planning to put out on the
Moveon.org's letter to their members follows, including a link to their
web site where you can become a member and help photo copy the flyer
for public distribution. See you at the movie!
Dear MoveOn member,
On Memorial Day weekend, Hollywood is releasing a summer blockbuster
movie that's making the Bush administration very nervous. In fact, they'd
rather you didn't see it at all.
Why? Because it's a disaster movie about global warming.
While "The Day After Tomorrow" is more science fiction than science
fact, everyone will be talking about it -- and asking "Could it really
happen?" This is an unprecedented opportunity to talk to millions of
Americans about the real dangers of global warming and expose President
Bush's foot dragging on the issue.
It's also a fun movie to see with friends over the holiday weekend.
So here's the plan: On Memorial Day weekend, grab a few friends and go
see "The Day After Tomorrow" -- the movie the White House doesn't want
you to see. At the theater, meet up with other MoveOn members to give
out flyers that explain, in everyday language, what causes global
warming, how Bush's environmental policies could lead us into a real life
climate crisis, and what we can do together to meet this challenge.
Join in today at:
Please also sign our petition calling on Bush and Congress to prevent a
climate crisis, at:
Global Warming...Coming Soon to a World Near You. Below is a link of a previous post that has a list of Portland movie theaters.