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kristopher Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 04:02 PM
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Plea for netroots support by Al Gore
Just received in my email:

Dear MoveOn member,
Wes and Joan have told me that MoveOn members are really jumping on board with our new national challengegetting 100% of our nation's electricity from renewable and truly clean energy sources within 10 years. Apparently, more than 150,000 have already signed this MoveOn petition in the last 24 hours.

Thank you! I knew when I issued this challenge that it would take millions of us working together, a whole new movement of citizens, to make it happen. And, once again, MoveOn members are rising to the challenge. It's very heartening.

Now I'd like to ask you to pass along the petition to your friends and family. You can just forward them this email.
As I said on Thursday, this is a generational moment. A moment when we decide our own path and our collective fate. I'm asking youeach of youto join me and build this future.

Thanks for all you do,
Al Gore


Click here to ask Obama, McCain, and Congress to accept Al Gore's challenge:
"America must commit to producing 100% of our electricity from cheap, clean renewable energy sources, like solar and wind, within 10 years."

Sign the petition
http://pol.moveon.org/gorechallenge /





Dear MoveOn member,

Al Gore took a big risk when he called on us to get 100% of our electricity from cheap, clean sources within 10 years.

It's an achievable goal, but it's already under attack from the oil and coal companies. They're calling his plan unrealistic, impossible, and crazy.1

We're in a crisis. If this is the fate of any new idea to get us out of this crisis alive, we're toast. Gore's challenge will live or die on the reaction of people like us.

We can turn back Big Oil's attack if hundreds of thousands of us personally endorse Gore's challenge to power our country with 100% cheap, clean energy within 10 yearsand then we urge Obama, McCain, and Congress to get on board.

Clicking here will add your support to Gore's challenge:

http://pol.moveon.org/gorechallenge/o.pl?id=13304-37954...

The petition says: "America must commit to producing 100% of our electricity from cheap, clean renewable energy sources, like solar and wind, within 10 years."

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi says "it is absolutely possible" that Congress will accept Gore's challenge. 2 But to make it happen, we'll need to show Congress just how many people want bold action.

Al Gore laid out a far-reaching yet simple plan to deal with the most pressing issues of the day. Switching to clean energy will help us survive the climate crisis. And save our souring economy. And help end the wars in Iraq, Afghanistan, and possibly Iran. And offer relief from high gas prices.

In Gore's words:

"We're borrowing money from China to buy oil from the Persian Gulf to burn it in ways that destroy the planet. Every bit of that's got to change.

"But if we grab hold of that common thread and pull it hard, all of these complex problems begin to unravel and we will find that we're holding the answer to all of them right in our hand."3

That answer is a massive program to switch America to clean energy.
Crisis brings opportunity.

Solar, wind, and other clean energy sources are ready to replace oil and coal. And these abundant energy sources promise lower costs at a time when getting to work is getting too expensive for too many.

Such a simple, elegant solution. Can you make sure our country embraces change100% renewable power in 10 years? Sign the petition to Obama, McCain, and Congress by clicking here:

http://pol.moveon.org/gorechallenge/o.pl?id=13304-37954...
Thanks for all you do.

Noah, Joan, Eli, Patrick S. and the rest of the team


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