Open Letter Indiegogo Campaign

Woohoo! 308 heroic humans contributed $34,853 to get the Open Letter published in the LA Times on Sunday, November 10th. The remainder went to the Alliance on Climate Education.

FAQ: Do you actually think any of the addressees are going to read this letter or change because of it?

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As far as getting the addressees to read the letter, we think publishing it in the WSJ, with the names of thousands of supporters attached, stands a better chance of actually getting in front of them than writing their corporate headquarters would.

In addition to being an invitation for people with power to change their minds, the letter is an invitation for everyone else to put as much public pressure on them possible.

Regarding the “They’re not gonna listen to you” feedback some people have brought up, we simply ask you to consider history. Slave owners were not ready to listen to abolitionists. Misogynists were not ready to listen to suffragettes.┬áIn every struggle for justice or social change, those in power start from a place of disinterest, dismissal, or even outright aggression towards those who are trying to foment change. The global elite in a world powered by fossil fuel are not ready to listen to people who proclaim the danger and risk of an unsustainable way of life. But the more people who join this campaign, the harder it is for them to ignore.

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