There's a clear path forward to solve many of these problems: President Obama's plan to create millions of new green jobs and make a massive switch to a New Energy Economy. But the big oil and coal lobbies will fight tooth and nail to preserve the status quo.
Working on a grassroots level, MoveOn.org will support President Obama's plan and pressure members of Congress to support this initiative. In the coming months, MoveOn.org will do the following:
- Get Congress to support New Energy Economy
- Promote New Energy Economy through media and coalition efforts
- Support the Obama Plan to invest $150 billion in the New Energy Economy
The following video highlights the Call to Action called the Power Up America Campaign:
plez sez: i have been invited to speak at the local MoveOn.org Power Up America campaign kick-off in Stone Mountain, Georgia at 1:00 pm on saturday. plezWorld will be speaking on how we can become green and how the new green economy will spur job growth in our region as it has done in other parts of the country.
i'm looking forward to helping President Obama stimulate the economy by bringing "green" jobs to DeKalb County, Georgia and helping to create the New Energy Economy.
if you are in the area and would like to attend, send me an e-mail message and i'll send you an invite.
The PickensPlan site supports the Power Up America in Dallas, TX.
The St. Louis Design Community Connections site supports the Power Up America campaign in St. Louis, MO.
The Patriotic Resistance blog has a post about MoveOn.org's grassroots campaign for the New Energy Economy.
Check out the Green for All site for more information about the Green Economy.
About MoveOn.org: MoveOn.org Political Action, one of the largest Political Action Committees in the country, brings real Americans into politics to fight for a more progressive America and elect progressive candidates. It conducts major campaigns, from its work to protect the Supreme Court from a hard-right justice to its campaign to defeat the right wing and elect moderates and progressives in 2008. But in contrast to most PACs, which funnel industry contributions to candidates in exchange for access, MoveOn.org Political Action brings hundreds of thousands of small donors together to elect candidates who will represent the American people. With one secure online credit card transaction, you can immediately make contributions to several campaigns. All contributions go to the individual campaigns in the amounts you specify. MoveOn.org Political Action takes care of all the required FEC paperwork by transmitting necessary contributor information to each campaign.
Because it’s a federal PAC, MoveOn.org Political Action can’t accept donations greater than $5,000. And in fact, MoveOn.org Political Action is mostly funded by people who give less than $100 – folks who don’t have a lot of money but want to see a change. Through 2004, MoveOn.org Political Action raised approximately $11 million for 81 candidates from over 300,000 donors. In 2005, MoveOn.org Political Action grew to 3.2 million members and 125,000 members contributed $9 million to progressive candidates and campaigns (average donation: $45).