The most important moments in our movement are when people take direct action to stop Big Coal. Sometimes though, we need online activism to amplify the impact of direct action. Today we’re having a day of social media action that will help bring our newest campaign – to get Forrest Mars Jr to withdraw his investment in the Tongue River Railroad coal project – to a new level.
Some of you have already taken action for this campaign, holding “stickering” actions in places across the country. Just yesterday, a group of activists in Missoula held a die-in in a supermarket pet food aisle where Mars products are sold (yes, Mars Inc owns several pet food brands).
Today you can help take this campaign farther by copying one (or more) of the the below sample tweets, status updates, or memes and pasting them on Twitter, Facebook, or other social media.
The links direct people to where they can send an online message to Forrest Mars via Mars Inc. And the social media buzz we hope to generate today will help build a community of activists we can call on again to take action.
- Coal for the holidays? No thanks! http://bit.ly/noMarsTRR Sign the petition to tell @MarsGlobal: #NoCoalExports! #EarthtoMars
- Hey @MarsGlobal: Stick to exporting candy, not dirty coal! http://bit.ly/noMarsTRR Sign and RT! #EarthtoMars #NoCoalExports
- Earth to Mars: candy and coal don’t mix! Sign this petition to support Montana agriculture, not coal trains and climate change! http://bit.ly/noMarsTRR
- The Mars family legacy is financing coal exports. Tell Forrest Mars Jr the world wants Mars to export candy, not coal http://bit.ly/noMarsTRR