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So give him a call to remind him. Seriously. The line to the White House is 202-456-1111.
Again, I'm perfectly serious. You may remember the saga from a while back, when a group of clean energy activists drove down to the White House with Jimmy Carter's old solar panel in tow, and asked for a meeting with the president. Obama didn't show up for the meeting, but he did make a compromise -- he agreed that he'd put solar panels up on the White House roof by the end of next Spring. Well guess what -- Spring's almost over. So, I just called the White House to ask Obama to keep his word. Here's how you can too.350.org has a simple step-by-step guide on Credo Action to making the call, and making your voice count. Remember, this is a simple, nonpartisan action -- a stunning majority of Americans think we should be working harder to advance clean energy. And by putting solar panels on the roof of the White House, Obama could make a powerful symbolic gesture indicating he's serious about clean energy, too.
Here's all you have to do:
Make the Call
1) First dial the number. Please be respectful toward the person who answers. (Ranting won't help the cause.) Here's a suggested script:
Hi, my name is [YOUR NAME] and I live in [YOUR TOWN], [YOUR STATE].
I'm calling to ask President Obama to make good on his commitment to install solar panels on the White House by this spring. This is a simple but important opportunity for the President to lead on climate action, and I urge him to follow through. Thank you.
2) Close the call:
Thank you for your time!
Tips for your call:
o - Be friendly and nice.
o - Try again if the phone is busy or no answer
3) Head over to Credo to log your call. So far, over 450 people have called today.
Add your name to 350.org's petition, too -- and let's help push Obama to make a symbolic commitment to clean energy that will hopefully inspire progress towards a more binding one.
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