Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Add Your Voice for Clean Energy Jobs!

Now is the time to speak up for more jobs for Michigan -- clean energy jobs that won't be shipped overseas and that will prevent climate change and preserve our planet for our children and grandchildren.

Repower Michigan is collecting thousands of citizen voices in support of clean energy and climate legislation in a virtual "Repower Wall" available at the Repower America website.

You can join average citizens as well as leaders in business, faith, the military, and science and the environment by uploading your own message.

The wall is part of a multi-pronged strategy that includes a television advertising campaign as well as online media and grassroots organizing. It is being organized by the Alliance for Climate Protection's Repower Michigan campaign.

Michigan residents posting messages are excited about the prospects for a clean energy economy in the state and its potential for more than 54,000 jobs. Not only will it revitalize our economy, but it will break our dependence on foreign oil and strengthen our national security.

Messages from the wall have become part of television commercials supporting a clean energy economy. New versions of the ad will feature other messages from the wall. The wall already includes messages from more than 12,000 individuals and messages from more than 40 leading corporations and non-governmental organizations. These include Fortune 500 Companies such as Nike, Gap, Inc., Avon, PepsiCo, Starbucks, Advanced Micro Devices (AMD), Staples, eBay and Exelon.

Voices from Michigan include people such as Norris Turner, a retired autoworker from Southfield: "It is so important that we have clean energy. Now is the time to clean up the air and we have to be more concerned about our environment. Let's do it, and let's do it now."

To learn more about the effort and view the television ads, visit the campaign web site:

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