The Dernogalizer

October 19, 2008

Powervote Efforts

I just wanted to give an update on some of the activities going on in Maryland with Powervote. For those who don’t know about Powervote, it’s a nationwide campaign being headed up by the Energy Action Coalition. The goal is to get as many youth around the country as possible to sign a pledge to vote for politicians in this election that champion clean energy policies as a solution to our environmental, economic, and national security challenges. Hundreds of schools across the country are participating.

But beyond just getting pledges, we’re holding rallies to make a statement and attract media, holding educational events about issues, and having lobby meetings with our national leaders. Importantly, after the election we’ll have a large base to use to hold people who are elected accountable and make sure they push clean energy and climate change solutions hard.

If you want to read more about Powervote, check out the website Here. I also wrote a column not long ago promoting it Here. The University of Maryland group I’m part of Clean Energy for UMD also got The Diamondback to mention us in a column of their paper Here.

So the pictures I’m including below are from a rally we had on our University Mall promoting Powervote where we constructed wind turbines out of wood and put them in the grass. They actually worked like the should when the wind blew. The 2nd picture was taken after a meeting some of us had with Senator Ben Cardin’s staff where we talked about our Powervote campaign, and discussed Cardin’s positions on the issues we care about(I’m the one with the suit..)

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  1. […] Posted by Matt Dernoga on 31 Oct 2008 at 11:20 pm | Tagged as: Uncategorized So this post has been cross-posted from my other blog (https://madrad2002.wordpress.com/2008/10/19/powervote-efforts/) […]

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  4. […] I am currently campaign director of is called UMD for Clean Energy. In the past year we’ve worked on getting thousands of Powervote pledges, collaborated with state environmental groups to pass a […]

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