Mass Non-Violent Climate Change Action!!!
Lets make this the largest civil disobedience on climate change US history!!!
Capitol Climate Action
Monday, March 2, 2009
12:00pm - 10:00pm
Capitol Coal Plant
E St. SE @ New Jersey Ave. SE
"I can't understand why there aren't rings of
young people blocking bulldozers and preventing
them from constructing coal-fired power plants."
Now is the time for the first national
mobilization on climate justice and energy
solutions! Join thousands of people, young and
old, who are taking action to lead us toward a just and sustainable future.
Make history on March 2 in Washington, D.C.
We know there is a climate crisis. We know we
have to stop it. We've organized, we've lobbied,
we've educated, we've agitated. Now its time to
take our action to the next level.
With the arrival of a new administration and a
new Congress, we have a window of opportunity.
But we must open it - together. We are inspired
by the possibility of change with our new
administration and aim to reinforce and extend that promise.
We're taking our action to Washington, D.C.s
Capitol Power Plant a plant that powers
Congress with dirty energy and symbolizes a past that cannot be our future.
Be part of the largest mass civil disobedience for the climate in U.S. history.
We need you.
To learn more, or to endorse this action with your organization, please visit
and sign up to attend at
See Bill McKibben and Wendell Berry's endorsement for the action here:
* This action is being organized concurrently
with Power Shift 2009 and will happen the day
after wards. It is not officially a part of Power
Shift or the Energy Action Coalition.
*This is a PEACEFUL mass-action organized openly.
Participants are asked to respect respectful tone
of our action or not participate. Dress to impress. :)
ENDORSEMENTS ARE ROLLING AND IN PROGRESS.
Email josh AT ran.org if your organization would like to endorse.
AT THIS MOMENT ENDORSING ORGANIZATIONS INCLUDE:
# Women of Color Resource Center
# Washington Peace Center
# The Ruckus Society
# Student Environmental Action Coalition
# The Shalom Center
# Southern Energy Network
# SEED Coalition -Sustainable Energy and Economic Development
# Rising Tide North America
# Religious Witness for the Earth
# Rainforest Action Network
# Organic Consumers Association
# Oil Change International
# Ohio Valley Environmental Coalition
# Mountain Justice
# Kentucky Heartwood
# Kentuckians For the Commonwealth
# Hip Hop Caucus
# Green Delaware
# Global Justice Ecology Project
# Global Exchange
# Focus The Nation
# Energy Justice Network
# Dooda Desert Rock
# D.C. Youth Environmental Alliance (DCYEA)
# Code Pink - Women For Peace
# Coal River Mountain Watch
# Climate Crisis Coalition
# Clean Water Action
# Chesapeake Climate Action Network
# Blue Ridge Earth First!
Create a moment, image, and a situation that
will help accelerate a major shift in the
political and cultural consciousness regarding
the urgency and scope of required action to address the climate crisis.
In a supportive way, press the new
administration to take decisive action on climate
and energy issues, within the first 100 days of
office by using this coal plant as an iconic
symbol of the problems of US Energy policy.
Create a transformative, positive experience
for action participants, deepening commitment to
the movement, and demystifying the effective role
of non-violent direct action in creating social change.