FW: The Challenges Ahead
The incoming administration is deciding right now how ambitious they can be on climate and energy policy. We need to help build broad public understanding and strong support for the kind of deep, structural change needed to end the climate crisis and revive our economy.
Our next series of ads paints portraits of Americans making this change happen. It launches nationwide this week, and we could really use your help getting out the word. If we can raise $121,000 by Thursday, we'll extend our airtime purchase to get the first new Repower America ad on 60 Minutes this weekend.
See the first ad in this new series here, and please help if you can. I think you'll really like it. Just click here:
First, the good news: we're making progress. President-elect Obama has committed to make the climate crisis a top priority of his new administration. He has spoken of the urgent need to Repower America. He has chosen an energy and environmental leadership team with the experience and know-how to lead from Washington.
Now the bad news: the entrenched special interests will work tirelessly to stymie the progress the new administration is seeking to make. If the past is any indicator, they will invest hundreds of millions of dollars lobbying and advertising to stop policies that will protect the planet from the ravages of climate change. Turning the ship of Washington will require the voices of change to be louder than the advocates for the status quo.
Now is clearly the time for decisive steps to Repower America with 100% clean electricity within ten years. With your support, our campaign will be ready to act when the new Congress and the Obama team begin work on January 21st. Will you help us make the most of this opportunity?