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Off Fossil Fuels On To The Clean Energy Revolution

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Food & Water Watch is ramping up their campaign: OFF Fossil Fuels On To The Clean Energy Revolution. Here's what they have to say:

Trump is in office. Climate change is real. And we need a new approach. Business as usual is not going to stop corporations from poisoning our planet and cooking our climate. We need to change course. That's why I'm asking you to be a part of a brand new approach to fighting climate change — with you in the driver's seat. 

In the age of Trump and politicians bought by corporations on both sides of the aisle, it is more important than ever that we take action locally and build a powerful movement to win from the ground up. We're switching up how we do things because you and members of your community hold the keys to making real change. We are opening up our tools and trainings, and building a truly grassroots movement through a connected network of volunteers and centralized support for folks across the country who want to take a stand against the impacts of climate change in their community. 

Together, we will move our country OFF Fossil Fuels. Let me be clear: this isn't our typical campaign. We're giving you the keys to drive this effort in your community. Three weeks from today — on Saturday, May 13 — we're holding simultaneous OFF Fossil Fuels launch parties across the country. At these events, you'll meet with your friends and neighbors to hear more about this national effort and discuss what you can do locally to move us OFF Fossil Fuels. 

Like so many of you, we've been working to stop fracking and fossil fuel projects for years. And now more than ever, we need more people working locally to stand up to Big Oil, Coal and Gas and defend our rights to clean water, healthy food, and a safe and livable climate. We need solutions that meet the scale of the problem. 

The scientific community is calling for an immediate shift to clean, renewable energy to stay below 1.5 degrees of warming. In order to protect our families and our planet, we're committed to blocking fossil fuel projects now and to a just transition to 100% clean renewable energy by 2035 (because waiting until 2050 is simply not an option).¹ This is a bold goal — and it will be hard — but we know this is what is necessary to avoid the most devastating impacts of climate change. The work to move our country OFF Fossil Fuels will be driven by the strongest resource we have in this fight: YOU. 

Climate change affects everything: the air we breathe, the water we drink, the food we eat, and our health and livelihoods. Low-income neighborhoods and communities of color are already being hit the hardest, and unless we take action now, the impacts on all people and the planet will be devastating. We know that concerned people like you have been taking action for years to resist the extraction of fossil fuels from our environment and to push for a clean energy future. We're able to launch this campaign because of the powerful and strong resistance we've built together. Now let's take it to the next level.

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