WASHINGTON - Last weekend, 10,000 young Obama supporters gathered in DC to receive activist training and then rally in front of the White House to protest the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, the Left's new target. The press release below from the "The U.S. Chamber doesn't speak for me" website says Obama Administration-ousted Communist-sympathizer Van Jones was featured at the weekend training, along with AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka.
Leftist activists are being encouraged to visit their local small businesses and encourage them to sever ties with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, whose 527s and federal PACs were instrumental in electing Republicans to the U.S. House last November.
The website says the U.S. Chamber of Commerce is a corporate front group linked to "climate deniers." How they can claim any earthling can deny climate is laughable in itself, but the website then says the Chamber is not only wrong about global warming, it was wrong about Civil Rights, Clean Air and Disabled Rights.
Washington, DC – AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka, Cherri Foytlin of Gulf Change, and 350.org co-founder Bill McKibben will speak to more than 5,000 young voters at a rally in front of the White House this Monday to demand that the President and Congress stand up to Big Polluters, protect the Clean Air Act, and make corporate polluters like BP pay for their pollution.
They’re calling on President Obama and Congress to end handouts to corporate polluters, make them pay their fair share, invest in a clean energy economy, and create good jobs. Rally participants will then move on to protest at the US Chamber of Commerce, which serves as a front group for Big Polluters, the DC headquarters of BP, and the headquarters of the electric utility Gen-On, which continues to burn coal in Virginia.
Young people will then undertake hundreds of visits to Congressional offices to demand that Congress protect the Clean Air Act and stop taking money from corporate polluters.
The rally wraps up the 4-day Power Shift 2011 Conference where over 10,000 young people engaged in the largest grassroots organizing training in history.
Van Jones, EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson, and Bill McKibben were among the speakers at the conference that took place at the Washington, DC ConventionCenter.