*Please let us know if you do this & how it went.
This week the big oil-fueled House of Representatives will vote on legislation to force approval of Keystone XL.
This is the first vote in the House about Keystone XL since last year’s election, and there are a few members of Congress who are still on the fence about the pipeline. One of them is Texas’s own Representative Ruben Hinojosa.
Even as they put pressure on President Obama, big oil is also trying to sneak the pipeline in through Congress, and this is our chance to push back. This legislation is expected to pass the House and probably won’t go anywhere after that, but denying big oil any new votes for the pipeline will send a key signal to the President that he must hold strong too.
Can you make a call to tell Rep. Hinojosa to stand up against Keystone XL? Click here to call: act.350.org/call/house-kxl-vote-5-21-13/
We have a tough fight on the pipeline ahead. The sooner we put the pressure on these key fence-sitters, the easier our work will be moving forward, and the stronger the signal will be to President Obama.
It looks like the vote is scheduled for tomorrow, and it’s our job to deny big oil and their allies in the House as many votes as we can between now and the roll call.
The best way to do that is to let your Representative know that their constituents expect them to reject the pipeline. Can you call Rep. Hinojosa?
I just messaged the Congressman on his Facebook page. Here is the page to hisemail. It’s an alternative to the phone call if you are feeling shy. Here is a sample message you can send:
Message: I urge you vote NO on H.R. 3, the Northern Route Approval Act, it will take the decision on the Keystone XL tar sands pipelines out of the hands of the President, and force construction of the project without needing any environmental permits. It overrides the authority of the State Department, EPA, and Interior, and is a giveaway to a foreign company that would no longer have to comply with our laws.PLEASE let me know if you make a call or write him a message/email! The folks coming to us for this action want a follow-up of how the calls went or if messages were responded to.
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