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‘Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger’: Climate Activism, Daft Punk Style

Harder, Better, Faster, StrongerGrassroots climate activists are calling on the Senate to step up their efforts on comprehensive clean energy legislation, following the passage of the Waxman-Markey bill in the House. Using the theme from a famous danceclub song by the French electronica group Daft Punk, youth activists from the Avaaz Action Factory, the Chesapeake Climate Action Network, and the Energy Action Coalition are asking for the American Clean Energy and Security Act to be “Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger,” consistent with the 1Sky principles:

Harder oversight on coal plants,

Better renewable portfolio standard and investments in international adaptation,

Faster emissions reduction targets, and

Stronger leadership and a stronger bill.

Avaaz Action Factory activists showed up at Tuesday’s Environment and Public Works hearing in strongmen costumes and t-shirts emblazoned with the “Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger” message, encouraging senators to “flex their own legislative muscles.” Today at 12:30 pm, in concert with the Campus Progress Lobby Day, hundreds of activists will be converging on the Upper Senate Lawn at Constitution and Delaware, NE to again shout out the Daft Punk-inspired call.

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