Power Shift 09 Feb. 27th - March 2, Washington D.C.
As you know this is a critical time in history given our falling economic and global climate . From Feb 27th- March 2nd 10,000 youth will gather at the nation's capitol to demand clean energy, a just world, and a new green economy. Last year Power Shift was the biggest lobbying day in the History of the United States. This time its going to be 3x bigger, and now with Obama in office our powerful untied voices will be more important than ever.
The Power Shift conference will bring 10,000 young people and students together at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, DC in less than one month! Power Shift's agenda includes a mixture of issue briefings from the nation's leading scientists and front line communities fighting dirty energy, trainings on grassroots organizing and advocacy from some of the most successful social justice and environmental activists, an "opportunities fair" featuring nationwide environmental employers and built-in networking opportunities for attendees.
Need help finding funds to get there? There is help.
Learn about the first Power Shift here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=skrd6rHIjHc
***************Capitol Climate Action March 2, Washington D.C.**************
"I can't understand why there aren't rings of young people blocking bulldozers and preventing them from constructing coal-fired power plants."
- AL GORE
Now is the time for the first mass civil disobedience for climate justice and energy solutions! Join thousands of people, young and old, who are taking action to lead us toward a just and sustainable future.
Make history on March 2 in Washington, D.C.
Join us at Washington, D.C.'s Capitol Power Plant - a coal fired power plant that provides Congress with dirty energy. From its massive green house gas emissions that drive climate change, to the deadly dangers of mining, to the destruction of mountain tops and forests, to the disposal of coal ash threatening homes and rivers, coal can never be clean.
The Capitol Power Plant, sitting just blocks from Capitol Hill, symbolizes the stranglehold coal has over our future. On March 2, we can stop the plant from powering our government.
You can be part of the largest mass civil disobedience for the climate in U.S. history. Together, we can build a clean and sustainable future!
We need you.
Facebook event: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=50666378622
Endorsements: link to climateprogress.org
Dress to impress: link to itsgettinghotinhere.org
If you are interested in attending Power Shift 09 or the Capitol Climate Action, want more info, or need help raising the funds to attend, please contact:
Hope to see you there!
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