The Big One in DC

Posted by Brad Johnson Sat, 03 Nov 2007 17:00:00 GMT

Brought to you by the group that did the April 14th event up on the hill, this promises to be the biggest DC event! We will meet at the Lincoln Memorial from 1-3 pm for speakers, video petitions and a whole lot of awareness.

Confirmed speakers include Van Jones, head of the Ella Baker Center, and Dr. Beverly Wright of the Deep South Center for Environmental Justice.

In I Have a Dream where I’m Biking, bicyclists will be leaving from American University around noon and will be meeting “The Big One in DC” down at the Memorial as they are about to start.

Who's Participating in Step It Up 2?

Posted by Brad Johnson Sat, 03 Nov 2007 13:17:00 GMT

Based on this morning’s listing, as Step It Up 2 gets underway:


  • Nancy Pelosi (Cal.), Speaker of the House
  • Chris Van Hollen (Md.), DCCC Chair

Not participating: Hoyer, Clyburn, Emanuel, Larson, and the Republican leadership

Energy Independence and Global Warming
  • Ed Markey (Mass.), chairman
  • Earl Blumenauer
  • Jay Inslee
  • Jerry McNerney

Not participating: Larson, Solis, Herseth Sandlin, Cleaver, Hall, and every Republican

Energy and Commerce
  • Tom Allen (Maine)
  • Lois Capps (Cal.)
  • Charles Gonzalez (Tex.)
  • Baron Hill (Ind.)
  • Jay Inslee (Wash.)
  • Ed Markey (Mass.), chairman of Global Warming Committee
  • George Radanovich (R-Cal.)
  • Henry Waxman (Cal.), chair of Oversight and Government Reform Committee
  • Anthony Weiner (NY)

Not participating: Baldwin, Barrow, Boucher, Butterfield, DeGette, Dingell (chair), Doyle, Engel, Eshoo, Gordon, Green, Harman, Hooley, Matheson, Melancon, Ross, Rush, Schakowsky, Solis, Stupak, Towns, Wynn, and all Republicans except Radanovich

  • Mike McIntyre (NC)
  • Brad Ellsworth (Ind.)
  • Kirsten Gillibrand (NY)
  • Steve Kagen (Wis.)
  • Nick Lampson (Tex.)
  • Joe Donnelly (Ind.)

Not participating: Baca, Barrow, Boswell, Boyda, Cardoza, Costa, Cuellar, Lincoln Davis, Etheridge, Herseth Sandlin, Holden, Tim Mahoney, Marshall, Peterson (chair), Pomeroy, Salazar, Scott, Space, Walz, every Republican

People in italics are sending a representative or a statement of support to a Step It Up event.

Step It Up 2

Posted by Brad Johnson Sat, 03 Nov 2007 04:00:00 GMT

On November 3rd Step It Up will gather at places across the country named after historic leaders to demand that our representatives address four key priorities to stop global warming.

They plan to ask every Senator and Representative, and every candidate for those offices, to come to these rallies, along with state and local officials. Once they’re there, we’ll present politicians with the three “1 Sky” priorities prepared in the last few months by climate campaigners across the country. They are:

  • Green Jobs Now: 5 million green jobs conserving 20% of our energy by 2015
  • Cut Carbon 80% by 2050: Freeze climate pollution levels now and cut at least 80% by 2050 and 30% by 2020
  • No New Coal: A moratorium on new coal-fired power plants