People send me stuff. Here’s a press release from a PR firm that I really don’t understand. Why are LGBTQ activists joining in a climate protest against Google? The only reason I can think of is that based on their past performance, “Forecast the Facts” couldn’t find enough warm bodies to hold a protest. I had to laugh at the tagline.
Media Advisory For: February 18, 2014
Anna Zuccaro, firstname.lastname@example.org, (914) 523-9145
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TUESDAY: Google Faces Protests Over ALEC Ties
Progressives to Google: Don’t Be Evil, Stop Funding Right Wing Extremists
Mountain View, CA — Today, dozens of climate and LGBTQ activists will protest outside of Google HQ to demand the tech giant cut ties with the extreme right wing American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC). ALEC is one of the most notorious and influential peddlers of climate denial in the country.
What: Rally against Google funding climate denial and right wing-extremism in the form of ALEC
Who: Dozens of climate and LGBTQ rights activists. The event and campaign are being organized by Forecast the Facts, Courage Campaign, and SierraRise.
Where: Google Headquarters, 1600 Amphitheater Parkway. Mountain View, CA 94043
When: 2:30pm Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2014
Visuals: Dozens of people with a 3′x8′ banner reading “Google: Don’t Fund Evil” and signs with the same message.
Right now, state legislatures in Arizona, Oklahoma, and Colorado are considering bills developed by ALEC to force public schools to teach children climate denial.
Forecast the Facts is a membership organization that seeks to ensure that Americans receive accurate information about climate change from the media, politicians, and corporations.
I had to laugh at the tagline, because as we all know, former Climate Progress writer and now “Forecast the Facts” activist in charge Brad Johnson is all about “accuracy”:
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