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Exxon You Can't Silence Us! TAKE ACTION !

Environment  (tags: EXXon, TV ad, climate change, pollution, Big Oil, comcast, Fox News, Houston )

- 1924 days ago -
In a brewing scandal that should shock and trouble all of us, Exxon silenced us this week. Join us in telling Exxon: No. Just no. You don't get to take our voice away. You can't silence us.

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Erin R (181)
Thursday February 14, 2013, 9:25 am
n & s

Angelika R (143)
Thursday February 14, 2013, 10:21 am
We had already aired the ad, called Exxon Hates Your Children, to great acclaim in Denver, New York and Washington DC. But when we bought time in Exxon’s backayard, Houston, on the most pro-Oil network on televison, Fox News, something snapped – and Exxon decided to issue a cease and desist demand and threaten Comcast into not airing your PSA as scheduled.

That’s right: the richest company in the world couldn’t stand even 30 seconds of criticism on the airwaves. And they went after you, and your right to have a voice in national media.

Tamara Hayes (185)
Thursday February 14, 2013, 10:30 am
Noted, signed, twittered and google shared. Comment below sent as well. Thanks Angelika.

You may not like what we have to say, but then you don't own the 1st amendment, which clearly states "Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances." We do have a voice and you do have to let us use it.

Pat B (356)
Thursday February 14, 2013, 11:30 am
Thank you, Angelika for this. Signed.!

Roger G (154)
Thursday February 14, 2013, 12:15 pm
signed and noted, thanks !

Emma S (239)
Thursday February 14, 2013, 3:25 pm
Done! Thanks, Angelika.

Ellen G (325)
Thursday February 14, 2013, 6:03 pm
2 sigs

Animae C (515)
Thursday February 14, 2013, 9:44 pm
signers so far: 18,123

JL A (281)
Thursday February 14, 2013, 10:56 pm
Why is their voice so overpowering as to silence a mutitude in what is supposed to be a country with freedom of speech?

Fran F (118)
Thursday February 14, 2013, 11:23 pm
Action taken! Thanks, Angelika.

Edwin M (346)
Friday February 15, 2013, 3:48 am
done, thanks Angleika

Marty Powell (149)
Friday February 15, 2013, 4:03 am
noted and signed!

Frans Badenhorst (582)
Friday February 15, 2013, 4:03 am
noted & signed (Your signature has been submitted.)

I like the " kicking corporate asses for the working classes" ....:).......

Giana Peranio-paz (398)
Friday February 15, 2013, 4:10 am
Noted and signed.

Ben O (171)
Friday February 15, 2013, 4:57 am
Done! More than 19,000 signatures so far...

Jaime Alves (52)
Friday February 15, 2013, 5:33 am

Ro H (0)
Friday February 15, 2013, 6:02 am

Past Member (0)
Friday February 15, 2013, 7:50 am
Noted , Signed . Thanks Angelika .

Anna Undebeck (256)
Friday February 15, 2013, 8:16 am
Noted and sign. Thank you Angelika.

Amy E (66)
Friday February 15, 2013, 8:46 am

Abdessalam Diab (145)
Friday February 15, 2013, 10:15 am
Your signature has been submitted.

Sara Williams (8)
Friday February 15, 2013, 10:24 am
Gladly signed.

D. R (0)
Friday February 15, 2013, 12:51 pm
Signed and commented!

Angelika R (143)
Friday February 15, 2013, 1:14 pm
***** UPDATE . +++++ ( The other 98%)

Exxon thought they could silence us this week. They were wrong. They thought that we would be afraid to stand up to the richest corporation on Earth. They were wrong again. People are fired up and standing up. The internet is ablaze with people watching the ad that Exxon didn't want them to see. And not just on the internet - in real life, too.

Starting this weekend, O98ers will start projecting our TV spot in public near Exxon locations across the country. And we're kicking it off this Saturday, on the eve of the largest climate rally in US history, when we'll be teaming up with allies in Washington DC to throw a Exxon Hates Your Children Drive-In & Dance Party (no cars required), airing the ad Exxon doesn't want you to see in a mass public forum where they can't kick it off the air. If Exxon is going to threaten our ability to bring our ad to you on Television, we're just going to have to bring our ad to you in your hometown - and we're going to start in the town that Exxon corrupts the most: Washington DC.

Liliana D (125)
Friday February 15, 2013, 1:34 pm
done, thanks Angelika

Past Member (0)
Friday February 15, 2013, 7:01 pm
Thanks for all your work on this Angelika. Petition gladly signed.

Beverly J (2)
Monday February 18, 2013, 3:08 pm
The best way to disempower oil companies is for everyone to not need them. After the pipeline has been cancelled we must do more.
Click here.

Angelika R (143)
Monday February 18, 2013, 3:38 pm
Beverly, thanks for your link-what a brilliant idea!! From the link:

"The carbon debt belongs to each one of us. The responsibility and guilt belongs equally to corporations and consumers. In the oil-besmirched face of BP we see the enemy. If we look closely we might also see a reflection of our own petrol-greed. Time to pay our debt. Let’s reward the behaviors we want to encourage and, otherwise, make the punishment fit the crime."

Victoria Pohrebna (279)
Tuesday February 19, 2013, 1:24 am

SĂĽheyla C (234)
Thursday February 28, 2013, 11:45 am
Thank you Angelika
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