Saturday, May 31, 2008

Create Green Jobs/Economy By Spreading News About Upcoming Lieberman-Warner Bill...

Green For All Founder & Green Movement Leader Bro. Van Jones with W.E. A.L.L. B.E. News & Radio Founder And Leader Bro. R2C2H2 Tha Artivist...As you all can see Bro. Van Jones is a fan of the art of Tha Artivist (picture-"Howling Wolf")

Dear Friends and Allies,

Next week will mark the beginning of a national debate that will define our generation.

As the U.S. Senate takes up the Lieberman-Warner "Climate Security Act" (S. 2191), Americans of all backgrounds will be debating climate change policy in the papers, online, on the radio, and on TV.

We need to seize this opportunity to frame climate policy as a way to build an inclusive green economy strong enough to lift people out of poverty, while at the same time protecting our most vulnerable communities.

On Tuesday, May 27, Green For All hosted a national conference call with over 200 participants to talk about ways we can communicate our vision for national climate policy. A podcast of the conference call and related resources are available on our website: .

Green For All is not advocating support for or opposition to the Lieberman-Warner bill. Instead, we are promoting simple but compelling messages regarding a vision for climate protection that:

1. Maximizes the gain for low-income communities and communities of color,
2. Minimizes the pain for the most vulnerable,
3. Invests in green-collar jobs,
4. Limits carbon emissions at a level that science (not big business) dictates, and
5. Makes polluters pay.

Our opponents are ready to play on economic fears and trumpet false concerns for the poor and people of color in an effort to justify the pollution-based status quo. The attacks have already begun, so we must be prepared to weigh in and win the framing war in our local media outlets around the country next week.

We hope that you will help spread this vision as your own in your local media during the national debate next week by writing your own letters to the editor and contacting reporters.

Please visit our website to access resources and tools to help you communicate this vision with your local media and your community. Please use these tools to strengthen and amplify your message, on behalf of yourself or your organization.

On our website you will find:

Climate vision talking points and ideas
Media Toolkit
Podcast of Green For All national conference call
Lieberman-Warner summary
No one voice is as strong as all of our voices. Thank you,

Van Jones
Green For All

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