November 13th, 2008 17:19 EST
Don't Foreclose on the Climate
In the past week, many of us have experienced a renewed sense of hope. This week, I want to invite you to turn that hope into real change during RAN`s National Day of Action against Coal and Coal Finance.
Our new president-elect wisely reminded us during his victory speech last week that "as we celebrate tonight, we know the challenges that tomorrow will bring are the greatest of our lifetime."
The greatest of those challenges is global warming.
And as you know, coal is the single biggest source of the greenhouse gases that cause global warming.
Over the past year, thousands of people just like you have joined RAN in taking action against the coal and coal finance sectors.
But the struggle continues. On Nov. 14-15, I need you to join me and thousands of others during the National Day of Action against Coal and Coal Finance in confronting mining companies, utilities, and the biggest funders of the coal industry: Citi and Bank of America.
If we`re going to avert the worst effects of climate change, we need to stop investing in coal and make an immediate transition to renewable energies. This is only going to happen if we can show the world that people everywhere care about the climate and want action now!
RAN supporters have already planned multiple actions in more than 50 cities across the United States. All you have to do is show up and add your voice; the power of these actions depends on your participation.
Click on the map below to find the event closest to you!
Thanks for all you do,
Global Finance Campaigner
Rainforest Action Network