Thursday, December 17, 2009

Petition to Copenhagen

UK Prime Minister Gordon Brown made an impassioned appeal to 3,000 Avaaz members on a global conference call on Wednesday, calling for an historic 48-hour Internet-based campaign to mobilize citizens from around the world. The idea is to get as many people as possible to register that they want a real climate deal in Copenhagen. I signed this Avaaz-organized petition just awhile ago and joined over 11 million people (11,078,015 to be exact) to make the call for an agreement to stop catastrophic climate change. This is really about bringing global people power to Copenhagen.

For those who don’t know about Avaaz, is an independent, not-for-profit global campaigning organization that works to ensure that the views and values of the world's people inform global decision-making. (Avaaz means "voice" in many languages.) Avaaz receives no money from governments or corporations, and is staffed by a global team based in Ottawa, London, Rio de Janeiro, New York, Buenos Aires, and Geneva.

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