DEMONSTRATION AND NONVIOLENT DIRECT ACTION
TELL FACEBOOK'S ZUCKERBERG: WTF! Dislike! STOP YOUR PRO-KEYSTONE XL ADS!
Message to Mark Zuckerberg:
Mark Zuckerberg and other corporate tech millionaires are bankrolling the lobbying group FWD.us that, while pushing for high tech worker immigration reform, is buying TV ads in support of Keystone XL tar sands pipeline and drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge in an effort to buy votes from the congressmen featured in the ads. Two prominent Silicon Valley executives have already quit FWD.us after protests from climate and environmental groups.
Join us as we escalate our call on Zuckerberg and FWD.us to publicly commit to:
1) Refrain from bankrolling any more pro-fossil fuel industry Keystone XL and drilling ads.
2) Commit the same amount of $ already spent on funding these ads to support education about the real climate, economic and public health impacts--recognized by the EPA-- of Keystone XL tar sands pipeline.
Fellow tech executive Josh Miller, chief of Twitter chat system Branch, has called Zuckerberg out, saying "FWD.us' lobbying strategy, though pitched as “pragmatic” and “smart” by Beltway insiders, is typically only practiced by large pharmaceutical companies, gun manufacturers, and the like. It works like this: You approach key representatives who are on the fence about voting for comprehensive legislative reform and finance advertisements that portray their stance on any other issue of their choosing. In other words, FWD.us effectively bribes politicians by saying, "Vote with us on this controversial issue, and we'll remind your constituents why you're great on some other issue they care about — any issue." Thus, the Keystone XL debacle was not an accident — it's the strategy."
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Initiated by the Keystone XL Action Council
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Millbrae, CA 94030
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