Sierra Club - Why Vote?
- Sierra Club
Because it's all on the line: Sacred places like the Arctic
National Wildlife Refuge and the Sequoia National
Monument, as well as smaller, local lands that no one
thought they would ever come after -- places like Padre
Island, Texas, home to endangered sea turtles, and the
Dark Divide, Oregon, a cathedral forest of trees more than
1,000 years old.
Today, whole geographies -- mountaintops, coastlines, deep
woods -- are at stake.
Can we really stand four more years of progress undone and
protections dismantled, and witness the ransacking of our
lands and forests and the starving of the programs that kept
our air and water healthy and polluters in check?
Because we have the chance to elect a champion.
John Kerry helped organize the first Earth Day in
Massachusetts. He has fought to protect the Arctic. He is
prepared to take action on the worldwide threat of global
warming, to raise miles-per-gallon automobile fuel-efficiency
standards to reduce our overdependence on foreign oil, and
to make polluters pay for cleaning up their own messes.
Because too many of us didn't four years ago.
If just 600 more Sierra Club members in Florida had voted for
Al Gore in 2000 instead of staying home on Election Day,
George W. Bush would be ranching in Crawford today.
We have the numbers to make up the margin of victory in
many, many states. It's that close again this year. We have
the power to decide the outcome of an election and the
course of our country.
Because we are Sierra Club members.
We have joined an organization of optimists -- people who
know how long it takes and how hard it is to save every
acre, but who keep at it. Because we believe we have a
responsibility, to each other and to our children, to protect
what's been placed in our care.
Because our whole history has been about one person
making a difference.
Do it one more time.
Vote November 2 for John Kerry
And drag five friends with you.
Want to know more about Sierra Club endorsements?
2004 Sierra Club Endorsements
>Our presidential and congressional endorsements
and visit your local chapter's website:
85 Second St.
San Francisco, CA 94105
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