This Tax Day, Use Your Money Wisely: Call Congress!
Tax Day this year is Monday, April 17.
On this Tax Day, we ask you to think about this: just four days of Iraq
war spending equals the Bush administration's entire renewable energy
and energy efficiency annual budget! Meaning that just another four days
of war spending could double that budget.
This Tax Day, we ask you to Call Congress and urge the new Congress to
shift funding away from nuclear power and fossil fuels and toward the
renewable and efficient energy sources that offer real solutions to the
Think about this: the Bush administration is proposing to spend almost
double ($2.3 billion to $1.2 billion) of your money on nuclear power and
fossil fuels compared to renewables and efficiency.
Nuclear power and fossil fuels are 20th century technologies. They
brought us environmental disasters like Chernobyl, the Exxon Valdez,
acid rain, and now the prospect of unchecked global warming. We need
21st century energy solutions, not more of the same.
But if Congress is to make the needed switch in energy priorities, they
need to hear from you!
And it's important that they hear directly from you-not just as part of
a mass e-mail campaign. Your voice on their phone is the most effective
tactic you as a constituent can do.
So please call your Congressmembers with a simple message:
"I want my taxes spent on energy efficiency and renewable energy, not on
nuclear power and fossil fuels."
The main U.S. Capitol Switchboard
numbers are 202-224-3121 or 202-225-3121. You can reach every member of
Congress from those numbers. There are also toll-free numbers you may
use. These are: 1-800-828-0498, 1-800-459-1887, 1-800-614-2803,