For a company that claims to be environmentally friendly, the phone service provider Verizon sure has a strange way of showing it.
The company as a whole is sponsoring a “Friends of America” rally that is being organized by Massey Energy, one of the most belligerent big coal companies in the nation. This “patriotic” rally will be held on Labor Day and will feature conservative pundit Sean Hannity, right-wing rocker Ted Nugent and climate denier Lord Christopher Monckton, science adviser to former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher.
Don Blankenship, the CEO of Massey Energy, issued his invitation to the rally via a YouTube video in which he said:
“Hello I’m Don Blankenship and I’d like to invite you to a Labor Day rally in West Virginia. We’re going to have Hank Williams and have a good time but we’re also going to learn how environmental extremists and corporate America are both trying to destroy your jobs.”
Over 25,000 people have already RSVPed to attend this political event to promote climate change denial and mountaintop removal mining.
It is time to STAND UP and let these big corporations know that we can see right throught their greenwashing and their shady marketing tactics.
Your help is needed to tell Verizon Wireless to hang up on anti-environmental extremists like Massey Energy.
Tell Lowell McAdam, President and CEO of Verizon Wireless to issue a public apology and immediately withdraw all support from this extremist, anti-environment rally. Please contact Verizon’s CEO Lowell McAdam and tell him to drop Verizon’s sponsorship of the “Friends of America” rally.
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