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ABC Refuse to Run Repower American Ad

After the pres­i­den­tial debate last night, most high pro­file chan­nels ran ads from oil com­pa­nies (ABC had Chevron, CBS had Exxon, and CNN had the coal lob­by). Notic­ing that there’s some­thing a bit off, the We Cam­paign1 is flag­ging ABC to recon­sid­er their actions for refus­ing to run the Repow­er Amer­i­ca ad (below) last week2.

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ABC recent­ly refused to run our Repow­er Amer­i­ca ad, even though they run ads from oil com­pa­nies that mis­lead the Amer­i­can peo­ple about the role fos­sil fuels play in the cli­mate cri­sis.

They recent­ly start­ed a peti­tion and sent out a mes­sage ear­li­er this after­noon:

Our Repow­er Amer­i­ca ad has a clear and sim­ple message—that mas­sive spend­ing by oil and coal com­pa­nies on adver­tis­ing is a key rea­son our nation has­n’t switched to clean and renew­able sources for our ener­gy.

The peti­tion is to “send a mes­sage to ABC and tell them to air the Repow­er Amer­i­ca ad this Fri­day on 20/20.” The We Cam­paign is work­ing on get­ting 100,000 pub­lic com­ments to ABC before 20/20’s next air­ing. They are cur­rent­ly (at the time of this post­ing) near 25,000 mark.

You can get more info, sign the peti­tion, view the ad, etc. by going to: wecansolveit.org/ABC

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  1. The We Cam­paign is a project of The Alliance for Cli­mate Protection—a non­prof­it, non­par­ti­san effort found­ed by Nobel lau­re­ate and for­mer Vice Pres­i­dent Al Gore. The goal of the Alliance is to build a move­ment that cre­ates the polit­i­cal will to solve the cli­mate crisis—in part through repow­er­ing Amer­i­ca with 100 per­cent of its elec­tric­i­ty from clean ener­gy sources with­in 10 years. Our econ­o­my, nation­al secu­ri­ty, and cli­mate can’t afford to wait. []
  2. The ad that takes on the same oil and coal lob­by. []

Professor Randy Pausch — Last Lecture

If you are hit­ting a “brick wall” in Life, here’s some points that can help you break­through.

Carnegie Mel­lon Pro­fes­sor Randy Pausch (Oct. 23, 1960 — July 25, 2008) gave his last lec­ture at the uni­ver­si­ty Sept. 18, 2007, before a packed McCono­my Audi­to­ri­um. In his mov­ing pre­sen­ta­tion, “Real­ly Achiev­ing Your Child­hood Dreams,” Pausch talked about his lessons learned and gave advice to stu­dents on how to achieve their own career and per­son­al goals. For more, vis­it www.cmu.edu/randyslecture.

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Update
Here’s the ABC Spe­cial that Diane Sawyer did on Prof. Randy Pausch’s sto­ry:

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