Yesterday Lucy Emerson-Bell and Sarah Davidson published an open letter to President Barack Obama on the Huffington Post. Their powerful appeal to the President asked him to reject the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline, and start to live up to the expectations and hopes of millennial voters who turned out in record numbers to work and vote for the President in 2008.
Here’s some of what they wrote:
“We know there have been many demands made of you by people much more powerful than us, people with deeper pockets and more political influence. But the generation that elected you would like to remind you that the Obama we campaigned for– Barack Obama, the king of cool and our number one rock star — would never let politics take precedence over what is right. That Obama supported a transition to new, clean, safe forms of energy, and he condemned our addiction to fossil fuels. The Obama we worked so hard for would make a brave, courageous decision even if it was not the most popular. At the end of the day that Barack Obama would still have his integrity and our respect, and he would be a leader worth fighting for, yet again.”
Their letter ended with this simple appeal: “Be brave. Be the Obama we voted for.”
Click here to read the whole thing at the Huffington Post