Ever wonder if citizen action really matters? There's no one who can
read public opinion like presidential candidates (they have armies of
pollsters), so please take it as a real tribute to your hard work that
on Thursday both Barack Obama and Hilary Clinton signed on to support
80% emissions cuts by 2050!!!! They did it quietly, signing on as
co-sponsors to the Sanders bill in the Senate which contains that goal.
We'll need them to speak out loud and clear in the months ahead to make
sure that whoever wins the White House has a mandate for big change.
But we're awfully glad that they've followed John Edwards down the 80
by 50 road. When we announced that goal in early January, people said
it was too big, too ambitious. But we knew it was what the science demanded--and now we know that, thanks to you, political reality can
change with lighting speed! Thank you all for a huge victory--and if
you want to send each of the three candidates a note thanking them,
that would probably be useful.
Click here to send a Thank You Note to Senator Clinton.
Click here to send a Thank You Note to Senator Obama.
And click here to send a Thank You Note to Senator John Edwards, the candidate first out of the gate to take a bold stand for 80% Carbon Reductions by 2050.
P.S.--If they decided to push the envelope--80% by 2030 anyone?--we wouldn't complain.
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