Thanks to everyone that attended our State of the Union pre-rally “POTUS on Notice” last Thursday with the Build Back Fossil Free coalition. We had an incredible turnout from all over the United States and turtle island, and heard powerful testimonials and calls to action from youth organizers on the frontline.
Good news | bad news:
- Good: The rally was amazing, and made headlines around the world when we announced that 1100 groups had signed on to demand the Biden Administration take action to declare a climate emergency and stop fossil fuels. That message — combined with a face-slapping-ly blunt scientific report that led UN Secretary-General António Guterres to warn that Climate “delay means death.” — seems to have gotten through to President Biden, who promised to talk up his work on climate change, and to push for more, in his speech.
- Bad: There’s no denying the war in Ukraine has added speed and power to the dirty fossil fuel corporations who, in addition to profiteering off the climate crisis, are now looking to make a quick buck off the war in Eastern Europe too. Our team is rallying an arsenal of clean energy to fight for freedom and energy democracy, but it will take time to build and implement. And instead of starting with a head start, Biden’s first year in office has left us set-back and off balance at this moment of transition.
So, time to take action, again. In case you missed it, or want to relive the exciting animation and actions you can watch the recording of the “POTUS on notice” rally below. Share it on Facebook, on Twitter, or using this link. I also want to share our Action Guide and encourage you to use it to put pressure on the Biden Administration tomorrow before and during his State of the Union Address, March 1st 9pm ET | 6pm PT.
If you’re a social media user (like me) please join us for a in posting on twitter and other platforms during his speech to make it clear that President Biden must follow through on his climate promises!