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URGENT: Support for Earth Hour and Spokane Mayor Mary Verner

As most of you know,  tomorrow is Earth Hour, where millions worldwide will turn off their lights for one hour for a global statement of concern about climate change.  With Spokane taking part via a City of Spokane proclamation from Mayor Mary Verner and a pledge to turn the lights out on City Hall for one hour - from 8:30 - 9:30 a.m. 

Well, some local tea party folks called the Spokane Patriots are planning their own demonstration - they're going to shine spot lights and flash lights on City Hall to protest Mayor Verner's proclamation that the city take part in Earth Hour.  According to the Patriots, "The fact that the Mayor will be using city resources to perpetuate the falsehood of "global climate change" to advance her sustainability agenda is an outright lie and a slap in the face to the citizens of Spokane." 

This is a total joke - and Earth Day Spokane Molly Callen has taken it upon herself to organize a rally for those who want climate change solutions, a more sustainable Spokane, and commons sense to prevail.  Join us and take part in an Earth Hour Rally for Mayor Verner and Climate Change Awareness tomorrow evening (Sat, March 27) at 8 p.m. in Riverfront Park - Post Street near the Gondolas.  Event details can be found on Facebook:

We need to show up with a positive message in support of Mayor Verner's effort to raise awareness about environmental issues in our city. Bring yourself and a banner or sign if you want. Grab some books off your shelf with helpful information regarding climate change. Grab a candle. And come meet us for some peaceful opposition. Local media are likely to be there and we must attend in order to let both sides be heard.

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