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Wednesday, November 04, 2009

Repower New Mexico Launches Repower Wall with Citizen Voices for Clean Energy and Climate Action

This week, the Alliance for Climate Protection’s Repower New Mexico campaign unveiled a new initiative designed to demonstrate broad national consensus for action on clean energy and climate. An integrated multimedia effort supported by an online, field and advertising campaign, the new Repower effort centers around a virtual (and really cool) “Repower Wall,” where thousands of people have already uploaded messages of strong support for action to create clean energy jobs, safeguard America’s economic and national security future, and solve the climate crisis. Click to visit the Repower Wall.

“New Mexicans have joined thousands of voices from across America on the Repower Wall to express their support for swift action to address climate change and to transition to a new 21st century clean energy economy,” said state director Brandon Pinette in a statement released by the Alliance. “The Repower Wall is becoming a hub for all New Mexicans who want to see our economy grow and to start down a path toward a new energy future for New Mexico and America.”

According to the Center for American Progress, transitioning to a clean energy economy will create more than 11,000 jobs here in New Mexico while revitalizing our economy, strengthening our national security and breaking our dependence on foreign oil.

Already, more than 12,000 individuals have added their faces and voices to the Repower Wall, and more than 40 leading corporations and non-governmental organizations have contributed their logos to the effort -- including Fortune 500 Companies like Nike, Gap, Inc., Avon, PepsiCo, Starbucks, Advanced Micro Devices (AMD), Staples, eBay and Exelon.

The Repower Wall includes many New Mexicans from all backgrounds, such as business leaders, students, and farmers. Some voices from New Mexico include:

Sharon Leech, from San Cristobal, NM:

Excerpt: "We're past the point of guessing when we need to take action. We need to take action now. And part of the reason why we need to take action as the United States is because this is the first time I think in a dozen years that we've really had an opportunity with our elected officials to step up against the opposition, step up against the corporate interests with enough votes to make something happen... The bottom line is if we care about our grandchildren if we want our children to be able to grow food, if we want this beautiful planet, which is the only habitable one we know of, to survive, we have to act now."

Erin Sanborn, from El Prado, New Mexico:

Excerpt: "I think it's imperative that leaders take a very strong stance on reducing carbon in our atmosphere... I urge every world leader to stand up, be bold, take a stand."

Calling on people across the U.S. to add their own message of support to the Repower Wall, a combination of notable names and everyday Americans are featured in a pair of national television ads titled “Voices” and “Faces” that also began airing this week. The campaign has attracted a wave of messages from workers, business executives, military veterans, faith leaders, elected officials, entertainers, activists and people from across the country, demonstrating the deep and broad support for swift action on climate change and a transition to a new 21st century clean energy economy.

As supporters upload their photos, videos and messages of support for clean energy and climate action, they actually become the voice of the campaign’s efforts on TV, in print, on billboards, online and in brand new forms of communication that will go directly to elected leaders.

The Repower America campaign will roll out new versions of the television ads, featuring different participants, in the coming weeks. To learn more about the effort and view the television ads, visit the campaign website. Add your voice at Repower America Wall.

November 4, 2009 at 11:56 AM in Climate, Energy, Environment, Obama Clean Energy Reform | Permalink