Sign the petition
The petition reads:
“Senators: Block any efforts to revive the dangerous Keystone XL tar sands pipeline.
[your name here]“
Complete the following to sign. You’ll also receive periodic updates on activism opportunities from The Other 98%.
24 Hours to Stop Keystone XL
The Senate could vote as early as Tuesday on a deal that would greenlight construction of the pipeline. After President Obama rejected Keystone XL last month, many Senators are rushing to resurrect it in order to protect their friends, Big Oil. As you read this, the oil industry is tightening the screws on the remaining Senators they need to get this thing passed.
To stop them, we need a remarkable response. That’s why for the next 24 hours we’re uniting with a coalition of good government groups to blitz the Senate with messages from across the country demanding that they reject Keystone XL. Our goal is to collect and send 500,000 messages between now and the vote on Keystone. Dozens of organizations are working together, and we will be joined by bloggers, media figures, and our celebrity allies to make our message unavoidable.
We don’t have a second to lose. Can you sign the petition to the Senate right away and then share it with your friends?
There is no way to build Keystone XL that does not accelerate production of the tar sands and contribute disastrous amounts of carbon to climate change. The only people benefiting from this pipeline will be Big Oil – every single claim about the positive economic impacts has been proven false by independent review.
For the next 24 hours, it’s all hands on deck. We’ve rigged together some online tools to help you email your friends, share the petition on Twitter and Facebook. But we also need you texting everyone you know, calling up your mother and asking her to sign on, shouting out the news from the rooftops.
On Tuesday at noon, a team in Washington, DC will march into the Senate with 50 giant boxes, each holding 10,000 signatures (or more!). It will be a unified show of our power: our voices against the dollars of the fossil fuel industry.
Thanks for everything you’ve done already. Let’s make the next 24 hours a big, big deal.