Target: Program Director Jimmy Betts, The Great March for Climate Action
Goal: Applaud bold climate change action through peaceful protest and demonstration
People of all ages are gathering around the United States to protest corporate involvement in climate change. Some individuals are speaking out in very influential ways by demonstrating at gatherings of like-minded individuals and approaching influential legislators. Other groups are drawing global attention to the state of the earth, and how corporate capitalism is involved, by participating in massive marches. The Great March for Climate Action is a growing group of passionate activists who are trekking across the country to raise awareness about the dire consequences of climate change and what ordinary citizens can do to change the course of the future.
Recently, the Great March for Climate Change demonstrated at the Flood Wall Street protest, with the intention to single out financial companies and exploit their negative influence on climate change. Many financial companies do not have the best interests of communities, or the planet, in mind when making drastic environmental decisions. The protest on Wall Street largely focused on fossil fuels and why it is necessary that they stay in the earth. The Wall Street stop was only one among many for the Great March for Climate Action.
The group of passionate individuals started in Los Angeles, California, and is headed for Washington, DC, 3,000 miles away. Its goal is to inspire the American people, elected leaders, and citizens of the world to act now and help the earth as every ecosystem struggles with the effects of climate change. The group is strictly non-violent, following in the footsteps of past peaceful protesters. The Great March for Climate Action is a powerful voice for citizens and the planet and greatly deserves to be commended. Sign this petition to thank the group for its powerful activism.
Dear Jimmy Betts,
Climate change is happening, whether or not large financial companies, global leaders, and the fossil fuel enterprise acknowledge it. You and your organization, the Great March for Climate Action, are inspiring people from L.A. to Washington, DC to act in favor of saving the earth for people now and in the future. This activism’s influence is tangible and global.
I want to thank you for your tireless defense of the earth and all of its inhabitants. I sincerely hope that the Flood Wall Street Protest, your nationwide march, and all other environmental activism changes the hearts and minds of influential leaders so that the planet may be spared. I fight alongside you by living consciously and spreading the important message of conservation.
[Your Name Here]
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