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Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Trek to Re-Energize America - passes through Columbus

We're running out of time. We need strong, immediate action on climate change from the new administration and the Trek to Re-Energize America is designed to build the momentum necessary to demand that change. The Trek to Re-Energize America is a bike trip to Washington D.C. designed as a means to talk to people on their turf and in their communities about the challenges climate change poses to their lives, whether from floods, mountain top removal or smog. The Trek will report back via podcasts and blogging as riders interact with farmers, business people, students and community organizers across the nation. By having conversations in communities across the nation, we will empower citizens to take action and push our leaders to make decisive steps to move our great country out of the old dirty energy economy and into a clean energy economy, spurring green job growth, changing our wasteful habits and reestablishing the United States as a leader and pioneer in the global economy.

Riders will depart for D.C. from all across the country, leaving from their home states and sweeping up media attention and grassroots support as they go. Upon arrival in D.C. the riders will rally and lobby for action on current legislation by asking their representatives to be leaders in the fight against climate change. A massive number of organized passionate people who have biked across the United States for something they believe strongly in will make for a statement that politicians and media will be unable to ignore.

The trip is slated for summer 2009. The convergence on D.C. will take place on July 26th with a rally and lobbying visits planned for the 27th.

We can only do it with your help. We need riders from as many states as we can get and leaders willing to direct efforts across the U.S. Please contact us with any thoughts, comments or questions. We'd love to have you involved.

the blog is here

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