Thursday, August 02, 2007

Join the March to “Re-Energize Iowa”!

From ICAN...

Join the March to “Re-Energize Iowa”!


Coalition will march from Ames to Des Moines August 2-5


Global warming is a colossal problem. But here in Iowa, we have the potential to take the lead in finding solutions to that problem by building a clean energy economy – one that creates jobs, cuts carbon emissions, and promotes environmental stewardship. We already have the third most wind power in the nation, but we have a very long way to go to rise to the scale of the climate crisis we face. To make the changes needed and build that new clean energy economy, we’ve got to start with the simple recognition that we are all in this together.

One great way to show that solidarity this summer is by joining the “March to Re-Energize Iowa,” which will start in Ames on August 2 and end in Des Moines on August 5. This exciting event is hosted by ReEnergizeIA, a Project of the Sierra Student Coalition. Co-sponsors include ICAN and several of our affiliates including the United Steelworkers of America, the Iowa Farmers Union and Iowans for Sensible Priorities. This broad coalition of labor, environmental, farm and other organizations have joined together to meet the global warming challenge.

There is information below on where to find the marchers each day of the march.

The march will send a strong message to Congress, and to the presidential candidates on the trail here in Iowa: cut carbon emissions 80% by 2050, by building a clean energy economy. As the march organizers point out, “We can change our light bulbs and ride our bikes to work, but the scale of the problem demands national action. We need an economy driven by clean energy.” We need an economy that works for us.

The only way our government will take the necessary steps to build that clean energy economy is in response to we the people, acting together.

Check out ReEngergize Iowa for the schedule of the march.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

We can work together and collaborate world wide, not just nation wide. Why? Because of the Internet! Each one of us can focus on what we can do best and what we know about best. Around the world we can use pursuasion and collaboration to get things done. No borders can stop us. We don't need no candidates. We just need them to stay out of the way.