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Rolling Sunlight runs through Midwest!

by Daniel Kessler

August 31, 2007

August 26th – On the road to Chicago!

We just spent the better part of last week in the surprising progressive hot-spot of Bloomington, Indiana! The town was great. Lots of good folks and an amazing Greenpeace Project Hot Seat coordinator – Edyta! Together we worked to pressure Rep. Baron Hill at a Democratic party golf outing and deliver a copy of the Safe Climate Act, which he still seems to claim he hasn’t been asked to sign.

The Safe Climate Act is the gold standard for global warming legislation. It has 140 co-sponsors, but Baron Hill isn’t one of them–yet!

On Saturday we made those delicious solar smoothies at the Bloomington Farmers market. We met some incredible volunteers that revived our love for campaigning and the excitement found in meeting new people from all over.

We had plenty of relaxing time sitting around the campfire, swimming in Lake Monroe and traveling thru Indiana.

We got our date’s mixed a bit and we are heading to Chicago a day earlier than planned. My brother Andy has offered to put us up for the night. Anyone in and around the Chicago area drop me a line if you’ld like to meet up or come to any of our events. Right now – we honestly don’t know what they will be – but that’s part of the fun right?!

Much Love — Amanda
906/ 250.0296

August 20th – Kalamazoo, Michigan

We’re in Kalamazoo! And it’s raiiiiiiny. Very rainy. We drove 13.5 hours yesterday to get here, just under the official 14 hours that we are allowed to be on the road according to the official trucker rules that we are following on the road. We are crashing with Justin, the Project Hot Seat organizer here, and we had our first event today. We made some delicious solar smoothies and got a bunch of letters written to Representative Fred Upton, who happens to love nuclear as a sustainable energy alternative. Ick.

 
We had some great high school kids helping us out today who were excited about the campaign and thrilled to have something to do for a few hours because apparently life is pretty boring for the high school crowd around here. They got all jazzed up in Hot Seat gear and talked to the public. They were great and gave me hope for the future!

love to all.
lauren

August 18th – Greetings from Pennsylvania

We just finished up our second official event of the tour. Last night we made solar-smoothies for the good people of Phoenixville, and today we held an event with the area Project Hot Seat coordinator, Pete, and his son Max, outside an eco-grocery in Dowingtown, PA.  Tonight we will take some time to plan and adjust to life on the road and relax around our campsite! Next stop – Kalamazoo, Michigan!

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