WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 21, 2009
THE BLOG OF THE RAINFOREST ACTION NETWORK

What's your 100 days' agenda?

True lasting change is going to take more than new ideas in Washington. The challenges we face will not be solved by a single action.

Rather, it's going to take each and every one of us coming together again and again to sustain the hope and courage that we feel today.

The world is celebrating the inauguration of Barack Obama and anticipating a bold agenda for change during his first 100 days in office.

So today I have a question for you: What's your agenda for the next 100 days?

I hope that over the next 100 days you'll make climate activism a part of your agenda -- and join me in three major efforts that will help to stop global warming, protect tropical forests, and promote the rights of communities.

First, I hope you will come to Powershift 2009 for four days beginning February 27. This will be the largest conference this year for people of all ages to join forces to promote solutions to the climate crisis.

Sign up today and join RAN's numerous events, workshops and trainings.

Immediately following Powershift, on March 2, join thousands of people in an historic act of civil disobedience at the Capitol Power Plant -- a plant that powers Congress with dirty energy, and symbolizes a past that cannot be our future.

Then, on April 1, keep the momentum going with Fossil Fools Day -- an international effort to break our addiction to fossil fuels through dozens of activities and actions. You can get all the updates by joining RAN's Freedom From Oil Rapid Responder list.

Finally, you can help us launch a new initiative to bust the myth of industrial agrofuels as a "renewable" fuel. The best way to make sure you get the earliest word on this launch is to become a Rainforest Agribusiness rapid responder.

So again, I ask, what are you doing for the next 100 days? I know that with your help, we can use the hope and courage we're feeling today to overcome the challenges threatening our climate, our forests and our communities.

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