"It's not just a question of American energy, it's a question of American power."
Congress is back in session, and we're re-engaged in the fight to get a comprehensive clean energy and climate bill through the Senate and on to the President. We're doing it with a new television ad campaign, running nationally and in a number of states.
Our new ad is blunt and to the point. Featuring Iraq War Veterans, it makes the case that oil profits to the Middle East fund the same terrorists we're fighting, and closes with the line that "It's not just a question of American energy, it's a question of American power."
And, that's true. If we're to help our troops and protect America, we must attack the streams of money that all too often find their way to terrorist organizations. One of the biggest funding streams comes from Middle East oil profits. A real clean energy bill will deliver a severe blow to that funding, while creating millions of new American green jobs.
This is a crucial fight, and one on which we cannot relent. That's why in addition to this ad, over a hundred of our veterans are in DC this week with a coalition of veterans and security groups, called Operation Free, to push for passage of this bill. But, we need your help to keep this up.