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Youth Climate Action in D.C....(Represent the Northwest! Be a part of history.)

There is an amazing weekend coming up in less than a month in which young people from all over the country will swarm D.C. to build the climate movement and work to stop dirty energy!

Powershift 2009 is a conference that focuses on youth organizing against climate change, but all ages are welcome. There will be hundreds of workshops and many people to connect with. If you plan on attending Powershift, don't forget to register. You can also find a ride board, places to crash, a scholarship application, and other helpful information at www.powershift09.org

Then, on March 2, you can participate in the Capitol Climate Action and be part of the largest mass civil disobedience for the climate in U.S. history. You can get all the latest updates at www.capitolclimateaction.com
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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.

www.powershift09.org

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:
Monica Vaughan
 monica@globalexchange.org
541-521-1832

Hope to see you there!


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and save the real salmon runs s.e.alaska 04.Feb.2009 17:11

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cruiseboats and the deoxygenated sewage moat... legally laundering u.s. currency (devaluing the dollar) all while hustling u.s. citizens with extra charges to get safe drinking water and food not included that is low quality along with the liquor... renegotiate.. stop the cruiseline currency casino violations,,, stop starcruises of hong kong breezin and sneezing into ballard ( seattle) all while thumbing noses about cancer causing exhaust ...