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Sign the petition: According to the Guardian “Scientists have made it clear: 100% of Arctic oil must stay in the ground if we want to prevent the worst impacts of climate change.” Yet Obama is all over the place on the environment, particularly regarding the Arctic. Last week he “ignored their warnings and approved Arctic drilling. But now he’s pushing the boundaries of denial even further – by heading to Alaska on Monday to talk about the urgency of climate change.” Obama has often led us to believe he really believes the dangers implied by Climate Change and he sometimes seems on the right side. As this petition summarizes so beautifully, “Climate Leaders Don’t Drill the Arctic. Talking about the urgency of climate change while allowing massive fossil fuel extraction isn’t leadership, it’s hypocrisy. Science says we must not burn 80% of known fossil fuel reserves, including all Arctic oil. President Obama, to lead on climate, you must Keep It In The Ground.” Sign the petition to urge him down the right path.
| Sign the petition: This petition by The Progressive Change Campaign Committee (BoldProgressives.org) once again gives us a means to speak out to ensure that future president appointments protect citizens and not corporations. This is not legislation but a promise by presidential candidates. “Legislation is important. But our next president can significantly reform Wall Street — and restore accountability — by choosing the right people to appoint … What we need now is for presidential candidates to make crystal clear promises about specific government appointees and positions — and for them to make Wall Street reform and accountability central to their campaigns.” This petition is supported by Elizabeth Warrne, Bernie Sanders, Hillary Clinton and Mark O’Malley. Please join other progressives by signing the petition.