Don’t Just Tweet, VOTE: The Real Lesson of Earth Day

Throughout the week our interviewees like John Kerry and John Podesta have reiterated that the most impactful thing we can do for our planet is VOTE. As we wrap up Earth Week we have to shift our focus to getting every eligible person we know to the polls–that’s the real work. Four more years of a Trump presidency would see even more callous regulatory rollbacks and the enabling of industries to keep developing pipelines and polluting our air, land, and water. It would be a catastrophe, no hyperbole. 

So please, make the commitment to vote. Posting and retweeting can help in spreading the message but it’s nowhere near what we need to ensure we have a habitable planet in another 50 years. When Sen. Gaylord Nelson asked, “are we willing?” let’s make sure our answer is a resounding “yes.”

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