Join us in DC to demand that something be done about climate disruption, including the tar sands pipelines like Keystone and Seaway that threaten the U.S. and Texas.
The Forward on Climate rally will take place on Sun., Feb. 17th. It will be the biggest climate rally in history. Dozens of volunteers from Texas will be boarding a bus to D.C. to help President Obama lead on critical climate solutions. This is also our opportunity to send a message that Texas needs protection from Keystone, and other tar sands pipelines like the twinning of the Seaway tar sands pipeline that would run near Dallas on its way south through Houston neighborhoods.
For this one, size matters. This rally will only be a success if every person who can possibly make it comes with us. To reserve a seat on the bus, please email Rita Beving ASAP (no later than Tuesday, Feb. 5), to let me know you're coming! We need 40 people to make this trip work so please, forward to friends. Also, please specify which city you're coming from.
The bus trip is quite affordable and includes 2 nights hotel stay in DC just blocks from the White House. There will be an entire day for folks to enjoy the nearby DC sites before Sunday's rally.
The first step President Obama can take is to reject the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline. So at the Forward on Climate Rally, we'll engage in several critical actions that push him to lead on climate, as well as hear from inspiring speakers like Bill McGibben, Michael Brune, and surprise celebrity guests. Together, we will make it clear to the president that climate's time is now.
You can make this a Presidents Day weekend that President Obama won't forget - sign up to join the biggest climate rally in history, stop the toxic Keystone XL pipeline, and create tangible momentum on further climate action.
We are planning to leave from Dallas on Thursday, Feb. 14, 2013 before the event. The trip will be partially underwritten by Sierra/350.org/Public Citizen. We will return to Texas late Monday, Feb. 18 (President's Day holiday).
See the itinerary below.
SCHEDULE TO DATE
Thursday, Feb. 14
Thur. am. Bus leaves Dallas for Austin
Thurs.- Rally in Austin to support Texas landowners/National rally at 1:00 or 1:30
Austin/Dallas participants get on bus at 3:00 to leave for DC
Bus picks up East Texas folks with one stop along interstate at Tyler or Longview (still need to confirm exact location but it will be in the evening on Thur.-waiting on bus route to determine pickup)
(Note: If there are not enough participants from Austin, we may cancel the Austin rally and simply leave from Dallas with pickups in E. Texas near the freeway. Austin folks would still catch a ride in a van leaving from Public Citizen's office and head to Dallas to catch the bus.)
FRI., Feb. 15
Bus continues to DC, arrives Friday evening
Overnight at DC hotel
SAT., Feb. 16
FREE DAY in DC
Overnight at DC hotel
Feb. 17-18, SUN. and MON. (President's Day)
Rally at 12 noon
Leave DC no later than 4 pm, Feb. 17. Drive straight back to Texas with appropriate meal breaks and arrive late Monday night in E. Texas/Dallas/Austin
COST: Approx. $199.00 for those who only ride the bus and can stay with friends/family.
For those riding bus and wanting to stay 2 nights in a hotel near White House the cost is approximately $250.00 per person with double occupancy. (For single occupancy, add $99 to total cost, we can adjust the cost accordingly). Meals are not included.
Don't miss the bus! RSVP by emailing Rita today, and don't forget to let us know which city you'll be coming from! Please include your phone number so we can contact you!
Dallas Sierra Club volunteer
Public Citizen staff organizer
P.S. If you can't join us for the trip to D.C., please consider chipping in $10 or more to make sure we can fill the bus and properly represent concerned Texans like yourself!
Tell your friends!