Yesterday Barack Obama vetoed the Keystone XL pipeline bill. He didn’t do it because he’s always wanted to be a leader in the fight to stop climate change. He did it because of the power of people.
He did it because of people like those in Nebraska fighting to protect the health of their water supply. He did it because of people like those on the Rosebud Sioux First Nation fighting to protect their ancestral lands. He did it because of people across the US who day after day risked arrest to push for change. He did it because of people in Canada that showed the horrors the pipeline would unlock and the tar sands monster it was connected to.
He did it because of us and on April 11th we need you to help bring that same pressure to our leaders north of the border.
On April 14th Canada’s Premiers and Territorial leaders will gather in Quebec City. The only topic on their agenda is climate change. We need to be there to greet them and plans are already underway to do just that.
A massive movement, the Act On Climate March, is forming and on April 11th, in Quebec City, we will take to the streets in a peaceful march to call on our federal and provincial election leaders to act on climate, to turn away from the tar sands and build the renewable energy future so many of us want to see.
This April we need to in the streets of Quebec to remind our premiers: you can’t be both a leader in the fight against climate change while endorsing the expansion of the tar sands and dirty pipeline proposals like energy east!
Together we can make a difference. Together we can turn away from the tar sands horror show and build our renewable energy dreams. Together we can make history but we need you to do it. To change everything we need everyone.
On April 11th will you stand-up and make a difference?
I hope to see you in Quebec.
In solidarity and love,