* We’re going to Washington DC for the largest Climate Change Rally in US history! Will you join us?

Forward on Climate Poster

To reserve a spot on the bus, email Bill Gupton and I’ll add you to the list.

“We, the people, still believe that our obligations as Americans are not just to ourselves, but to all posterity. We will respond to the threat of climate change, knowing that the failure to do so would betray our children and future generations. Some may still deny the overwhelming judgment of science, but none can avoid the devastating impact of raging fires, and crippling drought, and more powerful storms. The path towards sustainable energy sources will be long and sometimes difficult. But America cannot resist this transition; we must lead it. We cannot cede to other nations the technology that will power new jobs and new industries—we must claim its promise. That is how we will maintain our economic vitality and our national treasure—our forests and waterways; our croplands and snow-capped peaks. That is how we will preserve our planet, commanded to our care by God. That’s what will lend meaning to the creed our fathers once declared.”
~ President Obama, January 21, 2013, second inaugural address

Will you join us?

On February 17 thousands of citizens from across America will assemble in front of the White House to call for President Obama to keep his word. And citizens from the great Charlotte-Mecklenburg region will be there as we make history. Won’t you join us?

To get on the list email Bill Gupton and I’ll add you to the list. Details on departure times and other logistics will be sent to all asking to reserve a spot. Get on the list if you want to get on the bus! More to follow about our trip. For details about the rally go to the Forward on Climate website.

Until then , check out this short video. Watch it and you’ll see why you must go. Watch it and you’ll see why this can’t wait any longer. Watch it and remember to sign up today!

Can’t go?

You can still help!


We have 48 hours to raise $15,000 for the Forward on Climate Rally.Donate!"
This can’t happen without activists like you. Make a tax-deductible donation today!

President Obama’s second term began this week, and there’s nothing more important than making sure he starts with the bold climate leadership he promised.

It’s up to activists like you to make that happen.

On Sunday, February 17, Forward on Climate will be the biggest climate rally in history. It has to be if we’re going to show the president how strong the climate movement has become. But a rally like this — while huge, important, and downright exciting — isn’t cheap.

We need to raise $15,000 in the next 48 hours to help make sure every bus full of activists, every permit and piece of technology, every Port-A-Potty, and more are paid for. Will you help make Forward on Climate a success with a tax-deductible donation of $10 or more today?

The climate fight is an uphill one. Our enemies — Big Oil, Big Coal, and their Washington allies — are determined, and tough. But time and time again, we’ve shown that grassroots voices like yours can speak louder than corporate polluters.

The Forward on Climate Rally is a critical step in this fight. That’s why we’re teaming up with 350, the Hip Hop Caucus, and dozens of other organizations to show Washington how strong this movement has become. Together, we can move President Obama to take immediate action on climate, beginning with the rejection of the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline. Only the president has the power to lead an effort with the urgency we need to get rid of fossil fuels and fire up clean energy — and only activists like you can speak loudly enough to help him use that power.

Can you chip in $10 or more to help make Forward on Climate the biggest climate rally in history? By making your tax-deductible donation today, you’ll be helping pay for buses, staging, spreading the word, and more.

Thanks for all you do,

Kate Colarulli
Sierra Club, Forward on Climate Rally Director

PS — If you haven’t signed up to attend the rally yet, RSVP today! It will be Sunday, February 17, at noon on the National Mall — right where hundreds of thousands of Americans stood for the Inauguration on Monday. You won’t want to miss out when history is made twice within one month: RSVP today, then find out what you can do to help spread the word.

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