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- To sum up… December 3, 2013
- The Open Letter will run in the LA Times this Sunday, November 10th! November 4, 2013
- La Lettre Ouverte October 21, 2013
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. In 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.