I was sent this email (below) from Al Gore’s Repower America Campaign, with a request to “make it personal” by writing to every representative. Apparently they are worried about that dastardly oil lobby again. This paragraph caught my eye:
“Writing these letters is easy and important — and we’ll show you how. We will provide sample letters, talking points, and your Senator’s address — all you need to bring is a passion about the climate crisis and a commitment to America’s clean energy future.”
Well gosh, I can play letter motivator like Gore and play that game too. Here’s your chance to “make it personal” and write your own letter to the editor, and/or letter to your Senator. Unlike Gore’s followers, I won’t offer helpful hints, talking points, or sample letters, because you see there’s a backchannel network for newspaper editors to flag such letter campaigns so they don’t get published.
But if you write your own letter, in your own words, with no common talking points, or fill in the blank forms, chances are your letter will get published. As for legislators, they generally don’t read them, they just count “for and against” on issues. Just write what you know and are concerned about. Send the same letter to both. You can use the links provided by Gore’s website for mailing addresses.
WUWT readers have plenty of material to work with, have at it if you wish, and feel free to post letters in comments here. Or not. I’m only pointing out an opportunity, don’t feel obligated.
Here’s Gore’s call to action, WUWT has more than 10,000 visitors a day, so it should be easy to outdo their effort. Funny, they still think he’s the Vice President. – Anthony
On Monday, Al Gore made an impassioned call-to-arms for a clean energy revolution.More than 10,000 supporters like you joined the Vice President on a call to discuss the next steps in our fight for strong climate and clean energy legislation. Ohio Senator Sherrod Brown shared his positive perspective on prospects for bill passage in the Senate this spring, the need for grassroots supporters to get involved right now, and the difference you’re already making.
The U.S. Senate is in the process of drafting clean energy and climate legislation. But with lobbyists from big oil and their front groups whispering in Senators’ ears every day and corporate polluters pouring millions of dollars into ads, we have to fight back with all our strength to make sure we pass a strong bill this year.
We’ve heard directly from Senate offices that one of the most meaningful and effective ways to deliver a message to our elected officials is with a handwritten letter. And by sending a personal letter, we’re demanding that our Senators respond. Which is why we’ve set an ambitious goal: delivering over 150,000 handwritten letters demanding the Senate pass a strong bill this year!
Will you take a few minutes to listen to an update from Al Gore and write your Senator a personal, handwritten letter in support of strong clean energy and climate legislation?
If there’s one thing our elected officials cannot deny, it’s the voice of their constituents.
Writing these letters is easy and important — and we’ll show you how. We will provide sample letters, talking points, and your Senator’s address — all you need to bring is a passion about the climate crisis and a commitment to America’s clean energy future.
So please take just a few minutes and write your Senator today.
The time is now. The revolution has arrived. And the voice for change is yours.
So please, make sure our Senators know that this time, it’s personal.
Thanks for all you do,
The Climate Protection Action Fund’s Repower America campaign