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Avaaz global poll


Written in Consultation: 09/04/09, 01:53:05 by jonathan  | Print article  | View all categories.
Avaaz global poll|jonathan|1252054385|Avaaz global climate poll

Dear friends,

Over 100,000 of us from 182 countries voted in the Avaaz global poll last week - and the results were nothing short of stunning! 96% of people said, YES, let's go all out on climate this month and commit to a "global wake-up call" to world leaders on September 21st.

With our ambition now sky high, our collective challenge is to fund what could be the largest coordinated global climate event ever -- and in a way that lives up to our global mandate.

We have just days left. If together we can raise $150,000 by Monday, Avaaz can commit to the project big time: building a world map and twitter-like blog that links all the September 21 climate events together; establishing a global phone database so that thousands of us can flood leaders with calls; and hiring top professionals to help us win the media battle with the mighty coal and oil industries.

If 5000 of us donate even a small amount, we'll give our leaders a deafening climate wake-up call they can't ignore:

http://www.avaaz.org/en/fund_the_wake_up_call

The climate crisis is a massive challenge, but our global vote has shown that the Avaaz community is up for the fight. Now we have the mandate, let's pull together to organise thousands of wake-up events in public places all over the world in the knowledge that together we have the financial resources to make leaders sit up and listen.

When Presidents and Prime Ministers gather at the UN on September 22, we have to show a massive public demand for them to sign a fair and binding deal in Copenhagen. Thousands of simultaneous events will give us a unique chance to seize the attention of world media and of leaders everywhere - but we need to know we can make it BIG! Donate now to turn our mandate into tangible climate action on the streets all over the world:

http://www.avaaz.org/en/fund_the_wake_up_call

World leaders are already hearing our voices - now they need to know that they have no choice but to agree to a global climate treaty in Copenhagen in December. We have the team signed up. Let's pitch in together so we can pull off a global wake-up call that can't be ignored.

With hope,

Brett, Paula, Ricken, Iain, Taren, Ben, Graziela, Luis, Alice J, Pascal, Benjamin, Alice W, Milena, Raluca, Julius, Margaret, Veronique, Chris -- and the whole Avaaz.org team

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