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For Immediate Release
Contact: Lindsay Meiman,Senior U.S. Communications Specialist,,,+1 347 460 9082,New York, USA Launches Full-Court Press to Encourage Senators to Vote No on Keystone XL

Rallies at district offices today and tomorrow, phones are “ringing off the hook” at Senate offices

WASHINGTON is mobilizing its network of anti-pipeline activists across the country in a full court press to convince Senator Mark Udall, Senator Michael Bennet, Senator Tom Carper, Senator Bill Nelson and Senator Bob Casey to vote against any attempt to force President Obama to approve the Keystone XL pipeline.

"We're launching a full-court press to convince swing Senators to come out against the pipeline," said Policy Director, Jason Kowalski. "Keystone XL is the top priority for our thousands of members in states from Florida to Colorado. They're going to be on the phones and in the streets over the coming days to show Senators who are on-the-fence that they have the support they need to stand up to Big Oil and say no to this pipeline."

Events today and tomorrow include:

Rally at Senator Bob Casey's Office in Philadelphia

Who: Activists from 350 Philadelphia, CREDO, and many more.

Where: Senator Robert P. Casey, Jr.'s office: 2000 Market St, Philadelphia, PA

When: Monday, May 5, at 12:00pm

Rally at Senator Tom Carper's Office in Wilmington

Who: The Delaware Sierra Club,, and local supporters.

Where: Senator Carper's district office, 301 N. Walnut Street, Wilmington, DE 19801

When: Monday, May 5, 1:00pm

Rally at Senator Bill Nelson's Office in Miami

Who: Activists from 350 South Florida, CREDO, and many more.

Where: Senator Nelson's office 2925 Salzedo Street Coral Gables, FL 33134

When: Monday, May 5 at 6pm

Rally at Senator Mark Udall's Office in Denver

Who: Supporters with 350 Colorado, CREDO, and many more.

Where: Senator Udall's office: 999 18th St. Denver, CO

When: Tuesday, May 6, at 1:00pm

Kowalski reports that he's heard that phones were already ringing off the hook in the DC offices of undecided members on Friday. will be sending more email blasts and doing an all-out social media throughout the week to drive in more calls and emails to Senators who are still on the fence about the pipeline.

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