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TAKE Part in the No More Oil Spills Month of Action

Week 1: July 12 – 18
Starting July 12, we urge you to send an email to your senators. Tell them to stop oil spills by moving us rapidly away from our dependence on fossil fuels. Tell them to protect and implement the Clean Air Act to curb carbon pollution without delay. Tell them to enact a permanent moratorium on offshore oil drilling.

Week 2: July 19 – 25
July 20 is the three-month anniversary of the Deepwater Horizon explosion and the beginning of the BP disaster in the Gulf of Mexico. We need you to take part in one of the anti-oil-spill events taking place across the country. In the San Francisco Bay Area, the Center will be part of a teach-in called  "The BP Spill and Big Oil," and in DC, the Center is supporting a rally entitled "Congress: You Have Oil on Your Hands." The message? Put people and the planet over corporate polluters like BP.

Week 3: July 26 – August 1
Submit a letter to the editor of your local newspaper. View these sample letters to help you get started and contact Rose Braz if you need help identifying where to send them.

Week 4: August 2 – 8
Visit your senator’s district office. We can connect you with others in your community, supply talking points and help you get an appointment.

The work doesn't end there. We'll be creating a calendar of public events your elected officials will be attending during the August congressional recess. These will offer more great opportunities to make our voices heard.

 

Deepwater Horizon Explosion courtesy U.S. Coast Guard