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Join the National Virtual Rally for Jobs

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted September 20, 2010

Earlier this month, thousands of Americans came together to Rally for Jobs and tell Congress and the administration to support smart energy policies that protect American jobs, stimulate economic growth and keep American energy affordable and reliable.

Beginning today and until the end of the week (September 20-24), API is holding the National Virtual Rally for Jobs to take the message and rallies straight to lawmakers in Washington with a virtual march on the national mall.

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Click on the image to join the National Virtual Rally for Jobs

The message to Congress is simple: Americans want jobs, not taxes!

  • They want smart energy policies that promote domestic resources;
  • They want smart energy policies that protect and create jobs; and
  • They want smart energy policies that preserve and enhance energy security.

Not everyone is able to travel to D.C. to meet his or her lawmakers in person--people are busy, they've got families and jobs and responsibilities in their own communities--but can still send their messages to Washington and shout them aloud to their elected leaders.

How can you participate in the virtual march on the National Mall? It's easy. Visit There you can:

  • Upload personal photos and videos--and write a message
  • Use the #rallyforjobs hashtag on Twitter to join the conversation
  • Voice your support through Facebook
  • Send letters to your members of Congress
  • Discover opportunities for continued involvement

Let Congress know how you feel about jobs and affordable energy. Visit now to join the virtual rally.


Jane Van Ryan was formerly senior communications manager and new media advisor at the American Petroleum Institute (API), where she wrote blog posts and produced podcasts and videos. Before coming to API, Jane managed communications for a large science and engineering corporation, and for a top-tier research and engineering university. A few years ago, you might have seen her in your living room when she delivered the news on television. Jane officially retired from API in 2011 and now freelances as an independent communications consultant when not gardening at her farm in Virginia.