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Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted September 1, 2009

They wore hardhats and fluorescent orange safety vests, and their message was clear. These workers who demonstrated at yesterday's Energy Citizens rally in Anchorage, Alaska, want affordable energy and jobs.

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Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted August 28, 2009

If you ever want to see democracy in action, attend an Energy Citizens rally for jobs and affordable energy. Thursday, at the rally in Tampa, Florida, 175 people of all ages came together in hopes of sending a message to their elected officials in Tallahassee and Washington. 

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Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted August 26, 2009

When she was asked why she decided to attend the Energy Citizens rally in Nashville, the woman in the white sweater said simply, "passion." And Tonya Jones' passion showed when she got onto the stage and explained that she is a small business owner who can't afford the provisions in the House-passed climate bill

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Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted August 19, 2009

For those of you who couldn't attend yesterday's Energy Citizens rally in Houston, we've posted a video about the event. As you'll see, the crowd donned the yellow T-shirts passed out at the door, waved signs and listened intently to the speakers. 

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Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted August 18, 2009

About 3,500 people streamed into Houston's Verizon Wireless Center today to remind Congress that energy is the backbone of the U.S. economy. Many wore bright yellow T-shirts emblazoned with "I'm an Energy Citizen," and hundreds signed petitions opposing the House-passed climate bill. Studies have shown that the bill will greatly increase fuel prices and eliminate millions of jobs. 

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Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted August 14, 2009

A lot of reporters and bloggers have been jumping to conclusions about the rallies being organized in the next couple of weeks. Some have written that we're "taking a cue" from the health care opponents who've been attending town hall meetings across the country. Others are accusing us of Astroturfing. Nothing could be farther from the truth. 

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Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted July 20, 2009

Last Friday, the Richmond, Virginia, area was the scene of two rallies against the Waxman-Markey cap-and-trade bill and the administration's health care plan. One occurred in front of Sen. Mark Warner's office in Chesterfield County; the other was held in downtown Richmond on East Franklin Street where Sen. Jim Webb's office is located. Virginia Petroleum Council Executive Director Mike Ward shot video of the downtown demonstration and reported that approximately 200 people held signs and marched on both sides of the street between noon and 1:00 p.m. 

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