Thank You to the Thousands of Virginians who joined our Forward on Climate Rally!

Thousands of Virginians braved the wintery wind on Sun., Feb. 17 to join tens of thousands others in urging President Obama to move Forward on Climate, starting with the rejection of the dirty tar sands pipeline. Thank you!

Here’s a sampling of the tons of media hits the day received. There are also a lot of great photos, to include lots of familiar Virginia faces, as well.

Virginia Sierra Club Director Glen Besa’s photo uploads
DC Sierra Club Conservation Chair Jim Dougherty’s photo uploads
Virginia Chapter Facebook page
Got photos to share? Email them to eileen.levandoski@sierraclub.org and we’ll add them to Glen’s photo spread.

USA Today – Thousands form human pipeline at climate change rally
CNN – Environmentalists occupy National Mall to fight climate change
Politico – Forward on Climate Rally
Huffington Post – ‘Forward On Climate’ Rally Brings Climate Change Activists To National Mall In Washington, D.C.
The Nation – ‘Forward on Climate’ Rally Sends a Message to Obama: No Keystone
Voice of America – Thousands Protest Climate Change in Washington
New York Times – Pipeline Call Gives Obama New Problems Either Way
ThinkProgress – PHOTOS: 35,000 Protesters Demand Immediate Climate Action At ‘Largest Climate Rally In U.S. History’
The Globe and Mail – Sunday rally could tip balance against Keystone pipeline
The Hill – Green groups to rally on Mall to demand climate specifics in Obama second term
AFP – US protesters urge Obama to act on global warming

The President and the federal agencies he leads must take action to address climate change and reduce carbon pollution. President Obama needs Senators like Warner and Kaine to support him in exercising this authority to address climate change, with actions like rejecting the dirty KXL tar sands pipeline and reducing carbon pollution from power plants.

Click here to send a message to Senators Warner and Kaine urging them to support the President in making the right decision. After you send that e-mail a page will pop up with the two Senator’s phone numbers so you can call them, too. Thank you!

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