No, Tar Sands Action isn’t hiring…or maybe they are, but the ad they placed this week in the Washington Post and New York Times wasn’t exactly for help wanted from just anybody. It was for help wanted from President Obama himself.
The group formed by writer/activist Bill McKibben was created to sustain civil disobedience to stop the expansion of the Canadian tarsands and Keystone XL Pipeline. Tuesday October 23rd they launched a national ad campaign calling on the President to “stop this crime in progress.” The ads also appeared online at washingtonpost.com, cnn.com, foxnews.com, politico.com and foreignpolicy.com.
Check out our post VIDEO: Tar Sands Action, The Largest Environmental Civil Disobedience In A Generation to find out why this project must be stopped and why hundreds have been inspired to get arrested to stop it.
Do you think this ad will have any effect on President Obama’s decision?