League of Women Voters ad asks Obama for climate action

League of Women Voters ad asks Obama for climate action

The League of Women Voters hopes to politely intrude on President Obama’s last weekend in Hawaii via this full-page ad in the Honolulu Star-Advertiser.

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The ‘aina is part of our legacy, Mr. President, and yours. Climate change poses the greatest environmental challenge of our time. A recent report by the Pacific Islands Regional Climate Assessment (PIRCA) makes clear that the fish in our waters and the wildlife habitats in our highlands are threatened. Climate change endangers our very way of life. …

Mr. President, your legacy is our future. As you return to Washington, please use the authority you have as president to set standards for new and existing power plants under the Clean Air Act and protect our world. Please do what is pono.

I don’t know what some of those words mean.

Shortly before Christmas, the LWV also sent a letter to Obama to the same effect [PDF].

President Obama is known for his technological savvy, what with his Redditing and Twittering and campaign-winning. So I’m not sure that a letter is the best way to reach him. And I’m almost entirely confident that a newspaper ad is even worse. The LWV should instead have Snapchatted Obama (username: bigbho) and/or Flickr’d him.

Or something. I don’t know what those words mean either.

Philip Bump writes about the news for Gristmill. He also uses Twitter a whole lot.

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