Oct. 21, 2008: Will the U.S. Vote for a Greener Future?
A lot of exciting things happened this month! With everything set to go for Live Earth India in December, we helped register voters for the U.S. election with Rock the Vote and examined the candidates' environmental stances with Plenty. We also teamed up with the Art of Living Foundation to Stand Up Take Action, and uncovered trendy new fashions and handy tips for greener living on the Live Earth Blog.
With record numbers of Americans expected to vote November 4th, we want to make sure that all registered voters can get to their local voting booths and reduce emissions in the process. So we partnered with Zimride to make sure that if people have to drive to their polling place, they'll be driving together. Now that voter registration deadlines have passed in most states, we're asking that you promote Carpool to the Polls as a way to engage voters in getting their friends to the polls, and thinking about the environment when they go to vote.
Invite McCain and Obama to Help Resolve the Climate Change Crisis
The eyes of the world are cast on the U.S. in advance of next month's election. Will the next president make it a priority to combat the global climate crisis? Now is our chance to demand that the next U.S. president is invited to the UN Climate Change Conference this December in Poland. If the next president goes and makes a strong statement about the U.S. rising to the challenge of the climate crisis, it could dramatically alter the course of the negotiations. But John McCain and Barack Obama will only go if they're invited.
Our friends at 350.org launched a new campaign about inviting the winner of the November 4 U.S. presidential election to go to the international climate conference in Poland in December and get the U.S. back in the climate change game. Please visit www.350.org/invite to send your personal invitation to McCain and Obama today.
Organized by the Energy Action Coalition, PowerVote is an upbeat and indomitable program that encourages the youth to make their voices heard when it comes to the global climate crisis... and we love it! This year, campuses and communities nationwide are bonding together to make a difference in the upcoming election and so far 266,917 young voters are demanding real solutions to global warming. Join the thousands of participants and vow to vote for clean energy in this upcoming election at www.powervote.org.
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