This year marks the 40th anniversary of Earth Day, when 20 million Americans flooded the streets and demanded environmental accountability from leaders in Washington.
While great progress has been made since, today brings new challenges posed by climate change and an addiction to fossil fuels. To address these threats, we must fundamentally change the way we innovate, produce and consume. This simply will not happen until Congress passes a comprehensive climate and clean energy bill to rebuild our economy, secure energy independence, and address the climate crisis.
April 25 is our chance to demand accountability from Congress. Americans from all walks of life will gather for the Climate Rally on the National Mall in Washington, DC. There, we will demand that our leaders pass strong climate legislation that benefits all Americans while sending a powerful message to the polluter lobby: we've had enough of dirty power, the time for change is now.
Help us motivate Congress by signing this petition. During The Climate Rally, your name will appear in lights - all signers will be displayed to the crowd, and to Congress, in a visualization of the power behind America's call for fair, ambitious and comprehensive climate legislation.
Sign our petition - Show Congress that America is serious about clean energy and a sustainable future.
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- United States Congress
We demand that you support fair, ambitious, and comprehensive climate legislation. America can no longer afford to reward polluters while jeopardizing millions of green jobs, our energy independence, and a solution to the climate crisis.
Congress must stop the delays and step up for the American people. Please, support a strong climate bill and help us power a brighter future for all.
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