An opportunity to oppose Keystone XL in Des Moines

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Make sure Keystone XL is part of the conversation at Organizing for Action's climate meeting in Des Moines

Organizing for Action's leadership, including President Obama, want to avoid talking about Keystone XL. Attend an OFA climate change planning kick off meeting near you to make sure organizing against Keystone XL is part of the conversation.

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Dear 5849376,

President Obama's grassroots arm Organizing for Action is starting to organize around climate change.

That's good news - but so far its efforts have mainly been limited to calling out climate deniers in Congress.

The fact is, there's a lot President Obama can be doing himself right now to confront climate change, first and foremost, saying no to the Keystone XL pipeline.

This week, Organizing for Action is holding its first grassroots climate change planning sessions around the country. We need to make sure stopping Keystone XL is part of the conversation.

There's an event near you. Can you attend to make sure that the Obama organization and its supporters know that Keystone XL needs to be part of any meaningful organizing effort on climate change? We've drafted some talking points below that you can print out and bring with you to the meeting.

Click here to see the event near you on the Organizing for Action web site and to RSVP if you can make it.

It's clear that Organizing for Action wants to do something about climate change – and it's equally clear that its leadership and the President want to avoid the topic of Keystone XL altogether.

That's not an option. If the President wants to make any real impact on climate change he's got to reject Keystone XL. If he approves it, the massive climate impact over the coming decades will not only severely undermine his environmental accomplishments, but will deal a devastating blow to the President's legacy as a whole.

And if Organizing for Action is really going to be an organization that draws its power from listening to its supporters and the grassroots, then we need to makes sure its leaders hear and listen to this message.

See the event near you, and RSVP if you can attend. Print the talking points below to take with you.

Thanks for fighting Keystone XL.

Elijah Zarlin, Campaign Manager
CREDO Action from Working Assets

P.S. – If you go to an event, please use this form to report back to us on how it went.


1. If President Obama wants to fight climate change, rejecting Keystone XL must be on the agenda.

2. The climate denier Congress won't take action. It's up to President Obama – and rejecting Keystone XL is the easiest thing he can do. It's his decision and his alone.

3. Rejecting Keystone XL will send the signal that President Obama is ready to lead on climate. Approving Keystone XL will show that he is not willing to lead.

4. If President Obama approves Keystone XL it will undermine his environmental achievements. For example, the benefits from his historic 2025 fuel efficiency standards (which will reduce c02 emissions by an estimated 6 billion metric tons) will be slashed nearly in half by approving Keystone XL which will unleash 2.7 billion metric tons of C02 through 2025 alone.

5. If President Obama approves Keystone XL, it will undermine his effort to organize around climate change, and all other issues in his 2nd term. Nearly 60,000 people have already signed the Keystone XL Pledge of Resistance. Instead of organizing for the President, those people have committed to risk arrest in protest if President Obama approves Keystone XL.

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