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Friday, February 8, 2013

Sandy Survivors to Meet with WH Officials, Urge Obama to Lead on Climate

from Forecast the Facts, February 8, 2013

Join 280,000 Survivors to Demand Obama Address Climate Victims, Reject Keystone XL in State of the Union Address

Washington, DC - A day before President Obama’s State of the Union Address, survivors of Superstorm Sandy and climate activists will gather at the White House to deliver 280,000 signatures urging President Obama to lay out a plan to tackle climate change. The survivors will speak briefly about their experiences and read from an open letter to the president, calling on him to take bold action, starting with rejecting the Keystone XL pipeline permit.

What: Signature delivery to White House officials demanding a plan on climate change the day before President Obama’s State of the Union address on President Lincoln’s birthday. The event will be followed by a meeting with White House officials.

Who: Survivors of Hurricane Sandy from New York and New Jersey joined by Forecast the Facts, CREDO, and Moms Clean Air Force.

When: Monday, February 11th at 12:30 p.m., interviews available with survivors starting at 12 p.m.

Where: In front of the White House northeast gate on Pennsylvania Ave NW.

Hurricane Sandy survivors will deliver signatures from over 280,000 people on an open letter and several petitions calling for President Obama to take immediate climate action to White House officials. 

The open letter was written by CREDO and is co-signed by over 240,000 Americans and by environmental leaders including CREDO CEO Michael Kieschnick, co-founder Bill McKibben, Forecast the Facts director Daniel Souweine, Moms Clean Air Force Senior Director Dominique Browning, and Food and Water Watch Executive Director Wenonah Hauter.

See a copy of the petitions and the open letter from the numerous groups involved below.

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