The Red Letter Campaign
We need to reach Ignatieff
and the Liberal Party of Canada. We think he's biding his time, and
preparing to bring down the Conservatives later this year. That's all
well and good. But even if the Conservatives are defeated in a general
election, and the Liberals gain a majority, we still believe that our
country would best be served by a coalition that represents Canadian
interests from sea to shining sea.
The problems that come with transitioning to a low-carbon economy are
vast and complicated. We need as many parliamentarians as we can find all
pulling in the same direction. We need a new spirit of cooperation and
common purpose if Canada is to once again become a great nation that is
respected throughout the world.
Ignatieff has put the Tories on notice. Well, it's time for us to put
Ignatieff — and the Liberals — on notice!
The Red Letter Campaign: Ignatieff is busy. He's trying
to save the party, cozy up to Alberta, support the
Conservative budget without seeming like a toady, fill depleted Liberal
coffers, and hone his political skills. He's WAY too busy to read our
But we're willing to bet that some members of the Liberal caucus do
read their mail, and we bet they talk to their colleagues. So we we'll
write to them. Every week or two in Our Red Letter Campaign,
we'll decide on a theme, and we'll write letters to our Liberal MPs,
or to a members of the Liberal
shadow cabinet. We want to voice our objections to Ignatieff's unqualified
support for the fossil fuel industry when renewable energy makes more
sense for the economy and future generations, ask him to fight so that Environment
Canada scientists are free to talk to the media about climate change,
and bring down this government with all due haste.
We'll post our letters to our One
Blue Marble blog, and here as text files, so you can download them
easily, and personalize them before mailing. We want to keep up the
pressure on Ignatieff, and help the Liberals understand that we speak
for the MAJORITY of Canadians.
But that's not all we can do. We can also:
- Talk to friends and family about climate change, and tell them why
we need to support a change in government so that Canada stops stifling
progress at the international climate talks.
- Talk to friends and family about why the current Conservative budget
will place Canada
at an economic disadvantage for a generation — or more!
- Write Letters to the Editor to Canadian newspapers.
We'll start compiling a list of newspapers, and writing our own letters
and posting them here.
- Send us your Letters to
the Editor. We'll post the best ones here as often we can, with
full attribution (if that's what you'd like).
- Keep us informed.
We have two other jobs, so even though we follow global warming in the
Canadian media, stories still get past us. Tell us what people in your
community are saying!
- Ask us for advice.
We have answers for anyone who tries to hit you over the head with junk
- Add our link to your blog to boost our hits. If you write about climate
change, we'll do the same.
- Buy a One
Blue Marble Bumper Sticker to show your public support for the
Coalition. But a groovy
t-shirt or hoody to help us keep fighting!
We have four more campaigns that we're getting ready to launch in the
coming weeks and months, so please stay tuned.
- We want to slow development at the Alberta Oil Sands, the world's
most environmentally destructive project.
- We want to mothball all coal-fired power generation in Canada and the
US over the next four years, or convince utilities to switch to biomass.
This will cut more greenhouse gas emissions than anything else we can
do as a society.
- We want to engage religious groups across Canada to get them to join
the campaign to slow climate change, as they've done in Scotland.
And guess what... Scotland recently tabled incredibly ambitious climate
change legislation that won the praise of environmentalists.
- We want to take the muzzles off Environment Canada scientists so that
Canadians can learn the truth about global warming
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