Climate activists to descend on House cafeteria on Tuesday
A side of flashmob with your lunch?
An unnamed group of climate activists is planning to descend on one of the larger Capitol Hill cafeterias on Tuesday to call for strengthening the American Clean Energy and Security Act. They’re using Craigslist to gather supporters.
Here’s the ad:
Your presence is requested on Tuesday, June 23rd for a special mission. At precisely 12:15pm, all of us will be walking through the Longworth office building cafeteria and will freeze in place for 120 seconds. At the end of 120 seconds, at the signal, we will drop playing cards (aces, of course) to the ground, or throw them up in the air and let them fall where they may. And we’ll quietly resume whatever we were doing, presumably walking calmly out.
-show up at Longworth cafeteria at 12:05pm on Tuesday, June 23rd dressed in business attire.
-Bring an Ace playing card (or several) in your pocket. You are encouraged to write “The world needs better” on your card(s)
-At 12:15 precisely, freeze where you are. >>> No sitting, and don’t obstruct any cash registers, doors or walkways.
-At 12:17, (120 seconds later) after the signal, drop the aces to the floor, and quietly disperse.
The action refers to the ACES bill, otherwise known as Waxman-Markey. Our stance: We need a good global climate agreement by the international negotiations in Copenhagen. ACES is not good enough. It needs to get better.
Longworth cafeteria is located in the center/basement of Longworth Congressional Office building. Its quite nice, and Tuesday is a ‘farm days’ lunch.
Anyone know who’s behind this? Post in the comments below.