If you are planning to join us at the Forward On Climate Rally, please READ THIS. If you can’t make it to Washington, DC (like our polar bears), MCAF partner 350.org provides some ways you can join the rally without leaving your home!
This weekend, tens of thousands of people will converge in DC to tell President Obama to move forward on climate. We’ll have signs and banners, chants and bullhorns, and we’ll be making a lot of noise to make sure the President gets our message.
But we know not everyone who cares about solving climate change and stopping Keystone XL can make it to DC. As a movement, we’re much bigger than even the tens of thousands who will be on the National Mall, and we need to make sure the President gets that message too.
Here are three ways that you can be a part of the action even if you can’t make it to DC:
We’re using a new online tool to amplify our voices on Twitter and Facebook. It’s called Thunderclap — because together, that’s how loud we can be. We’re hoping to get 10,000 people on board.
When you sign up, Thunderclap will schedule a message to go out from you with a link to the Livestream during the rally — but only if we can get 10,000 people to join as well. Together we can (literally) reach millions of people with a message during the rally.
There will be a giant screen at the rally, showing photos and messages of support from across the country — to get your message on the screen, take a photo showing your support for the action, or of a part of your community that you want protected from climate change, then email it to firstname.lastname@example.org, with your location in the subject line. (Or, you can post your photo to Twitter or Instagram with the hashtag #ForwardOnClimate).
We’ll pick out the best ones to put on the screen for tens of thousands of people to see, just outside the White House.
Finally, the web team put together this nifty sharable sign-maker that you can use to make a custom sign declaring your support for the action. They’re beautiful, and easy to share on your social networks.
P.S. Speaking of writing letters to your elected representatives: Here’s our allies who helped share the open letter and survivors of Superstorm Sandy to deliver the letter to the White House. The final count was almost 250,000 signatures calling on President Obama to take action. Thank you for signing on — your voice is going to make a difference. Here’s a photo from Feb. 11, 2013: