72 Hours, Thousands of Calls

We need your help to unleash our clean energy future, create millions of new jobs, and reduce the carbon pollution that causes global warming.

Join EDF and Clean Energy Works as we call Senators and demand climate action.

Today is the first day of the 72 Hours for Clean American Power calling campaign. From today through Thursday, EDF is joining forces with 10 fellow environmental organizations to flood the Senate with calls demanding climate action.

You can do your part with just three easy steps:

1) Click to call your Senators and urge them to support a strong climate and energy bill this year. It’s free and takes only a few minutes. One call is worth 100 emails, so please call now. If you’re not sure what to say, see suggested talking points below.

2) Forward this link to everyone you know who’s concerned about global warming and our clean energy future.

3) Send an email to your Senators to reinforce our call for action. The more your Senators hear from you, the better.

This is a critical moment in our campaign — meaningful legislation is within our reach, but we have to push to make it happen. Please do everything you can over the next 72 hours to urge your Senators to act now.

Not sure what to say? No problem. We’ve got some call-in pointers and a sample call to get you started:

Make sure to tell your Senator:

  • Who You Are: Senators represent their constituents. Broad-based support from a particular interest group can really get their attention. So let them know if you’re a veteran, small business owner, mechanic, academic, scientist, mother, father, student – whatever group or groups you are part of.
  • Where You’re From: Senators need to know that you live in their state, and where in their state you live. They need to hear that people from every corner of their state are climate and clean energy advocates.
  • Why You Care: Whether your inspiration is national security, jobs, love of our planet or all of the above, it is essential to let Senators know why you care.
  • It’s urgent! Your Senator needs to hear urgency from you. If the Senate does not act this year, especially in the next few months, the clock will run out on this Congress and it could be a long time before they take it up again. We can’t afford to let pollution build up and our economy stagnate while the Senate delays.

Here is a sample call that includes all four key elements:

Hi- My Name is Brenda Smith and I’m a small business owner from Town/City, State. America desperately needs help to jumpstart our economy and create jobs – and a clean energy and climate bill can help us do it. We’ve waited long enough – the clean energy economy is passing us by. We are losing ground to China and India and losing jobs here in America. I want Sen. X to act now to pass a strong clean energy and climate bill. Not next year – NOW.

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  1. Graham
    Posted March 4, 2010 at 12:42 am | Permalink

    Clean energy, fine. Bring it on. But it has sod all to do with man-made climate change BS.

  2. Dr. James Singmaster
    Posted March 17, 2010 at 12:56 am | Permalink

    Too bad that EDF so tirelessly goes backpatting itself in its calling for passing the useless bills in Congress that are deceits. EDF Staff are deceiving its members about meaningful actions to get control of climate change. Such control requires some removal of the overloads of heat energy and GHGs already in the biosphere. The various bills in Congress do not even mention concern for the overloads so they propose no action, of course. I have posted comments on several EDF blogs about actions involving pyrolysis of the massive ever-expanding messes of organic wastes and sewage solids that would stop reemitting of CO2 in trapped biocarbon as natural biodegrading keeps going in dumps and soil applied sewage solids and compost mixes. Pyrolysis also destroys germs toxics and drugs in the messes, and the recent EPA action to set tolerances for several drugs showing up in drinking water ought to warn EDF staff to get members aware of those messes and the escapes of their hazards that are getting worse. Dr. J. Singmaster