Indiana University of Pennsylvania
Indiana, PA 15705
Our generation needs a brand new vision for our future. We need to lead the world towards a just, clean energy economy that moves beyond dirty energy, creates green jobs for all, and secures our climate. Young voters signing our pledge commit to holding our leaders accountable through their sustained involvement, and create a Power Shift.
1. GREEN JOBS NOW
Invest in millions of new green jobs, strengthen the American middle class and create new pathways out of poverty for millions more. By retooling our factories, revamping our schools, and rebuilding our communities, we can create a sustainable, just, and prosperous future for all.
2. INVEST IN A CLEAN ENERGY ECONOMY
Unleash American ingenuity and launch a new wave of affordable clean energy technology. We need more federal and private investments in public transit, ultra-efficient vehicles, and renewable energy like wind and solar.
3. CUT GLOBAL WARMING POLLUTION NOW
To ensure our health, prosperity, and security, scientists tell us we must rapidly drive US global warming pollution towards zero. We can and must accomplish this transition to a clean energy future in an equitable and just manner.
4. END OUR DEPENDENCE ON DIRTY ENERGY
Enact an immediate moratorium on new coal, oil, natural gas, and nuclear plant construction and infrastructure, while phasing out existing plants and fossil fuel extraction and ensuring a just transition for the workforce and communities
5. RE-ENGAGE AS A LEADER IN THE INTERNATIONAL COMMUNITY
Global warming requires a global solution. We must shift the focus of American foreign policy from military intervention to international cooperation and join the world in pursuing peace and international development, thereby offering assistance to vulnerable and impacted communities.
6. TAKE DIRTY MONEY OUT OF POLITICS
It’s time to make government accountable to “We the People.” Put voters first and refuse campaign contributions from dirty energy interests.
Click on the link below to sign their petition: I pledge to make clean, just energy a top priority in my vote this election.
FROM NATIONALS FTN:
Building the clean energy future we all want demands innovative, sustained pressure from the growing climate movement. The 110th Congress has failed to act, but next year we’ll have a new Congress, a new administration in the White House and a real chance for change.
We’re building a team for Focus the Nation 2009 to organize a National Teach-in, and build Green Democracy. The teach-in will educate and mobilize millions of students and citizens at colleges, universities, high schools, faith and civic organizations and businesses. Green Democracy will culminate in campus-to-congress dialogues engaging hundreds of members of the US Congress.
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Wednesday APRIL 2, 2008
113 Uhler Hall
Agenda: 1. A spokesperson about energy and IUP campus
2. Green Jobs Conference report
3. Earthfest planning
Please come if you can. Our first speaker will come at 7:30
so it would be nice to address our other issues first at 7:00.