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Chamber of Commerce: We’re Calling You Out October 19, 2009

Posted by Morgan in chamber of commerce, flash mob.
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Starting off the work week is always miserable, but we’re going to make this the worst Monday ever for the anti-climate PR machine at the US Chamber of Commerce. Actions are planned throughout the week, so let’s kick it off right for our side with a mass phone/email jam.

The Action Factory is taking the Chamber full on. Last week we confronted the head of Shell oil about ties to the Chamber, and this week we have even more stuff planned.

The Chamber is among the largest and most powerful corporate lobbying blocs in Washington. Despite recent defections by member companies like Apple over the Chamber’s reactionary anti-science, anti-regulation agenda, the campaign to undermine progress on climate recovery and transition to a sustainable energy economy continues. The Chamber of Commerce PR machine has got to stop…
— Denying climate science; calling for a “Scopes-Monkey trial” of established climate findings.
— Amplifying the fossil fuel agenda; promoting “clean coal” and other false solutions.
— Lobbying against US climate legislation essential to global consensus in Copenhagen.


Who? You and yours and thousands of climate advocates across the US.

What? Call the numbers below and many times as you can and email the addresses below to demand that Chamber of Commerce PR people stop the lies and get real about climate change.

Where? We are everywhere.

When? This (Monday 10/18) morning, 9:30-noon EST/ 8:30-noon CST

Why? To disrupt the PR machine and keep them off balance as they try to start another week of undermining climate progress while member companies weigh the bad press and consider joining those who have already left in protest. Because helping splinter mega corporate power blocs is a fun way to start the week.

US Chamber Press Office

Eric Wohlschlegel
(202) 463-5682

Trinh Nguyen
(202) 463-5379

Tita Freeman
(202) 463-5682

J.P. Fielder
(202) 463-5682

Blair Latoff

(202) 463-5682

Abram Olmstead
(202) 463‐5463

To read up on the Chamber’s lousy record of screwing up action on climate change and the companies that have defected over the last few weeks because of it, read Pete Altman’s blog here or check out these highlights:
US Chamber’s Climate Credibilty Crisis Counter:Quit US Chamber over climate: Apple, Exelon, PNM Resources, PG&E, PSEG, Levi Strauss & Co, San Francisco Chamber of Commerce.

Quit US Chamber Board over climate: Nike.

Companies that say the US Chamber doesn’t represent their views on climate: Johnson&Johnson, General Electric, Alcoa, Duke, Entergy, Microsoft, Toyota(?), Royal Dutch Shell.

Editorials and columns noting that the US Chamber is damaging its reputation and credibility: BusinessWeek, PRWeek, Fortune Magazine’s Marc Gunther, Newsweek, LA Times, Washington Post.

Local Chambers distancing themselves from the US Chamber: San Jose Chamber of Commerce, Greater New York Chamber of Commerce.


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