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Climate Leadership Now day of action roundup thread (UPDATED)


Climate Leadership Now day of action roundup thread (UPDATED)

This is the first post by 1Sky Organizer Melisa Stodieck. -- Luis

UPDATE: Here's our brand-new video about the November 18 day of action:

From California to Florida, success stories and pictures are pouring into 1Sky headquarters, highlighting the collective power of the Climate Leadership Now day of action. We are thrilled about the thousands of people across the country who met with their newly-elected Members of Congress and their staffs to welcome them to the new Congress and call for leadership on bold climate policy immediately.

Meanwhile, hundreds gathered on Capitol Hill to hear empowering speeches from Bill McKibben, Rep. Chris Van Hollen, our own Gillian Caldwell and many others leading the climate movement. Along with thousands of activists across the country, their message was not only directed at the new Congress to make climate a top priority or President-elect Obama to attend the UN Climate Conference in Poland next month, but to all of us to rise up to the challenge and be the change we seek. The new administration and Congress can't do it alone, so we have to keep up the drumbeat on climate.

Did you take part in yesterday's visits? If so, we'd like to share your stories, anecdotes and photos on our blog and website to tell the story of this successful day and ensure it has a lasting impact. Please share your stories, anecdotes and photos by sending them to Or, simply leave your anecdote on this thread as a comment. Here are some pics and stories we've already received:

I visited the Woodland CA office of Mike Thompson (CA-01) this morning and delivered the card. Brain Bottari and Ellie Fairclough were there. Brian accepted the card and said the congressman also agreed that we need to act fast on climate change. We had a discussion in general about climate change. I have e-mailed with them previously about the renewal of the tax credits for solar. Attached is a picture - of the card next to Mike Thompson's picture in his office. As I left I said I would be back about climate change and Brian Bottari said he hoped that would not be needed. I took it to mean he hoped action would be taken soon.

Mike Thompson (CA-1)

-- Christine Shewmaker (Woodland, CA)

Betty Sutton's office delivery
Welcome card delivery at the office of Rep. Betty Sutton (OH-13)
-- Rich Fein (Akron, OH)

Driehaus for Congress HQ
Welcome card delivery at the campaign HQ of Congressman-elect Steve Driehaus (OH-01)
-- Jeff Cobb (Cincinnati, OH)

More stories and pictures coming soon -- stay tuned!

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