Step It Up DC


Unlike this fake rally, Step It Up DC is the real deal. April 14th is the National Day of Climate Action, with the goal of sending a clear message to Congress to cut carbon emissions 80% by 2050.

Although hundreds of rallies and other events are being organized across the country, DC is considered (for good reason) the “big one.” Show up in front of the Capital steps by 1:00pm and you could be part of a human postcard to spell out “80%,” which will be photographed from a plane and sent to Congress. Speakers will include LCV President Gene Karpinski, DC Councilwoman Mary Cheh and Congressman Chris Van Hollen.

Last month we watched the Perspectives on Climate Change joint hearing of the Subcommittee on Energy and Air Quality and the Subcommittee on Energy and Environment of the Committee on Science and Technology—with Al Gore and Dr. Bjorn Lomborg testifying.

A week of Congressional lobbying will follow this month’s rally, culminating in Earth Day on April 22nd. Step up and let your voice be heard.

5 Comments so far

  1. Max (unregistered) on April 5th, 2007 @ 7:55 pm

    Awesome. I’ve got to remember this and bring my camera down there! I loves me some people photography.

  2. Doug (unregistered) on April 5th, 2007 @ 8:00 pm

    I’ll be there too Max. Only don’t take my picture, I’m about as photogenic as an opossum.

  3. Max (unregistered) on April 5th, 2007 @ 9:42 pm

    Sounds like a deal. I don’t like my picture taken either, strangely enough. I prefer to stay on the viewfinder side of the camera.

  4. Paulo (unregistered) on April 5th, 2007 @ 9:57 pm

    I’m surprised the “Global Warming Swindle” spammers haven’t shown up yet. Well, in the interests of preemptive action, a couple of links to The Great Global Warming Swindle Swindle” and “How to Talk to a Climate Skeptic” might be apropos.

    80%, eh? With a bit of clever crowd control trickery, maybe we can get them to spell “90%” instead and see what happens. ;)

  5. Doug (unregistered) on April 5th, 2007 @ 10:01 pm

    You mean like Ted?

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