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Please join us in Washington!

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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?

Click here for more information and to sign up.

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:

https://www.ilovemountains.org/wiw

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!

Matt Wasson
iLoveMountains.org

About Jeff Deal

A lover of Appalachia, renewable energy, local green sustainable economies, and energy efficiency, Jeff is the information technology consultant for Appalachian Voices and also the Senior Project Manager for the Appalachian Institute for Renewable Energy.


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