We can all stand together as a nation and demand that changes are made.
We can all stand together as a nation and say ‘I want to reduce my dependence on fossil fuels.’
We can all stand together as a nation and call for clean-energy!
A few days ago I added my name in support of a clean-energy future by signing a petition that is backed by the group Organizing for America, a project of the Democratic National Committee. Since signing the petition I have received a few emails requesting that I forward the link on.
This morning, following right behind President Obama’s Oval Office Address last night*, the committee sent another request to share the link to sign in support of clean-energy and I decided to do a little more digging.
I responded to the Director of Organizing for America, Mitch Stewart and simply inquired -- what are you going to do with all of these names? I haven't yet heard back but will certainly keep everyone apprised of what he has to say as soon as they get in touch.
With regard to our nation’s dependence on foreign oil, and the impact the depletion of this finite resource will have on our nation (as well as nations around the globe), The President said last night:
“We cannot consign our children to this future. The tragedy unfolding on our coast is the most painful and powerful reminder yet that the time to embrace a clean-energy future is now. Now is the moment for this generation to embark on a national mission to unleash America’s innovation and seize control of our own destiny.”
So because I firmly, unequivocally, and without doubt believe in every single word of the paragraph above, I am including the link to the petition for Organizing for America. If they can get even 1,000 more signatures to propel this initiative in front of the President and help ensure new jobs are created while we make use of the rapidly renewable natural resources our planet has to offer as our primary energy sources, then I say more power to them!
Now I know this will meet with negative comments from many of the ‘hippie’ generation -- that they attempted to do this too and got nowhere, that gas was a commodity in the 1970’s -- and they are absolutely correct. And 30 some odd years after they started the fight it sounds like a pretty great idea to finally finish it.
Let’s be the generation that prevails, the one which elicits positive change.
Let’s take what our former generations started and finally bring it to fruition.
Clean-energy is not a pipe dream. It can happen, and on the heels of this Gulf Coast disaster there is no more apparent time than right now to support it. Fully.
If you believe in clean-energy and all it can provide for our country please sign the petition today by visiting:
Organizing for America
*If you missed the President’s address from last night you can read the full text here.