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Forget the OK Corral.
In two weeks, an epic showdown will happen in the U.S. Senate.
As I write this, Capitol Hill is teeming with talk about the Climate Security Act—which will come to the Senate floor for a vote in fewer than two weeks.
In preparation for the showdown, we've launched Operation Climate Vote—an emergency mobilization campaign to ensure we secure enough votes to pass the Climate Security Act.
A generous donor has agreed to match donations to Operation Climate Vote, dollar-for-dollar, through June 1.
Please make an emergency gift today to help us win the vote.
The Climate Security Act will help stop the catastrophic effects of global warming and drive the technology revolution that will bolster our nation's economy.
But we're fighting a Can't-Do crowd of deep-pocketed climate skeptics and special interests who are relying on scare tactics and misinformation campaigns to sway the showdown in their favor.
Big Oil and Big Coal are hell-bent on sabotaging the bill. And climate skeptics are introducing "decoy" global warming bills—like the one recently proposed by Senator George Voinovich (R-OH)—that would allow global warming pollution to increase for decades.
After years of talk, this is our best hope of passing global warming legislation this year.
Make an urgent donation to our Operation Climate Vote campaign and your donation will be matched dollar-for-dollar through June 1.
With your help we can:
Work with Senate leaders to ensure that carbon reduction targets in the Climate Security Act are not weakened, and even strengthened if possible.
Secure the necessary swing votes in the Senate to pass the bill and gain the 60 votes that would be necessary to break the industry-driven filibuster expected from climate skeptics in the Senate.
Mobilize influential constituencies—from corporations to religious and military leaders—to urge Congress to act.
Keep the phone banks going each and every day to maintain constituent pressure on their Senators.
Launch a $3 million dollar ad campaign including video ads on The Washington Post website, print ads in the policy newspaper The Hill, and hard-hitting television and radio spots in over 20 key swing vote states.
Continue building our online constituency and mobilizing them through action alerts and other channels.
This showdown is the fight for our future. Nothing less than our legacy is at stake. When the smoke clears, Congress will have either started us down the path to solving the global warming crisis, or squandered this opportunity.
Donate now to support Operation: Climate Vote—and your gift will be matched dollar-for-dollar through June 1.
Thank you for all that you do.
Director, National Climate Campaign
Thursday, May 22, 2008
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