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Can you come to Washington, D.C., March 6-10 for our 5th Annual End Mountaintop Removal Week — and help make 2010 the year that we put an end to mountaintop removal coal mining?
In 2010, we have a real opportunity to pass the Clean Water Protection Act (H.R. 1310) and the Appalachia Restoration Act (S. 696) — bills that would significantly advance our goal of ending mountaintop removal coal mining.
But for these bills to pass, Congress needs to hear from ordinary citizens like you — and that’s what the Week in Washington is all about.
Last year’s Week in Washington was a tremendous success. More than 150 people from over 20 states came to Washington, holding more than 150 meetings with Congressional offices.
The result? We now have a record 160 co-sponsors in the House and 10 co-sponsors in the Senate.
Can you join us this year in Washington? You’ll get to meet and work with other passionate Appalachian activists from around the country; learn to engage decision-makers and others in your community about the issue; and meet face to face with legislators to help inspire and educate them to end mountaintop removal coal mining in 2010.
Full and partial scholarships are available on a needs-basis. To learn more and register for the Week in Washington, click here:
If you can’t make it to Washington, please mark your calendars for Tuesday, March 9 — that’s the day we’ll be holding a national call-in day that you can participate in from anywhere.
Please also consider sponsoring a participant by donating here.
We hope to see you in Washington!