Rally Against Commercial Whaling
by Alexis Sadoti
April 21, 2010
Do you live near Washington, DC? If so, we’ve got an Earth Day event for you! Please join Greenpeace staff and supporters on Earth Day (Thursday April 22nd) for a rally on the National Mall to show President Obama that Americans are opposed to any deal that would lift the ban on commercial whaling.
The Obama Administration is backing a deal with the International Whaling Commission that would back the restart of legal commercial whaling for the first time in over two decades. It would be a devastating blow for whale populations.
The rally is part of the Earth Day Network’s 2010 program of events and is in partnership with the WhalesNeedUS coalition. There will be a series of speakers including Greenpeace Executive Director Phil Radford and actress Kristin Bauer (HBO’s True Blood). So if you like the whales as much as we do and are in the D.C area, please come out and support us. The rally will be held at the Earthday stage which is set up in the middle of the mall at 12th St from 12:30 to 1 pm followed by a march by the White House. The blue and orange Smithsonian Metro stop is located directly next to the stage.
Though we hope to see you all out there, if you can’t make it please sign our petition and tell Obama that you do not want the whaling ban overturned.