There are lots of ways to get involved with the Capitol Climate Action
by Mike Gaworecki
February 6, 2009
Most everyone who visits this site or reads this blog with any regularity has probably already heard about the Capitol Climate Action – a massive direct action targeting the Capitol Power Plant in Washington, D.C. This plant no longer generates electricity, but it does supply other forms of energy to the Capitol building, such as the heat that makes the Capitol building inhabitable during the winter. And it uses coal, the dirtiest fuel available, for producing that energy. It’s perfectly symbolic of the inordinate amount of influence the coal industry has on our decisionmakers.
If you want to help us send our message – “Coal out of Congress!” – but you can’t make it to D.C. on March 2nd, you can still get involved by hosting or attending a house party on February 12th. You’ll be able to join a conference call with Mike Clark, interim executive director of Greenpeace USA, and Matt Leonard, Capitol Climate Action coordinator, to get the latest details on the action itself as well as find out how you can get more people from your community involved.
And you can even make sure your voice is represented in our nation’s capitol on March 2nd by creating a pinwheel with your name and a personal message on it. Activists in D.C. will use these pinwheels to set up a temporary “wind farm” on Capitol Hill on the day of the action. You’ll be helping show Congress what America’s clean energy future looks like! So get on it: Sign up to host or attend a house party on Feb. 12th.