Tuesday, April 18, 2006

Earth Day 2006 - Saturday April 22

One of the reasons I initially became interested in John Kerry was his forward looking views on protecting and conserving our environment. I remember seeing him on the Sunday morning talk shows discussing energy policy, like raising CAFE standards for automobiles and promoting renewable energy sources way before it was fashionable, and way before anyone had heard of John Kerry, Democratic Presidential candidate.

Kerry has amassed one of the best records in the Senate on protecting our environment. He was involved in organizing the first Earth Day in Massachusetts in 1970. He talked about the environment in every stump speech he gave during the 2004 campaign, promoting his 2020 plan to invest in renewable energy, targeting 20% of our energy needs to come from clean alternative sources and moving away from oil dependence.

Kerry is a true hero for our environment. It has always been important to him, not just another talking point as it is to so many politicians.

As we look toward Earth Day 2006, with the mounting evidence pointing to a global warming tipping point in the near future, unless the world unites like never before to curb CO2 output, we can celebrate the example of John Kerry’s environmental leadership over the years and realize how much work we have ahead of us.

John, we need you now more than ever.

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