Take the Apollo Challenge for America’s Future

Before we take a well-earned break for the 4th of July holiday, I want to ask for your help in defining what this day means for us as Americans. The 4th of July is a celebration of our nation’s independence, our spirit of hope, and our ability to realize audacious dreams.

That’s why I’m asking you to sign the “Apollo Challenge” to build a national citizens’ movement for clean, homegrown energy and good jobs. We’ve set a goal of signing up 50,000 Americans over the holiday weekend. Join me in this call for energy independence today!

I don’t need to tell you that our nation is facing a growing addiction to oil. And the folks who decide things in Washington aren’t about to solve our oil problem. They owe too much to Big Oil.

America’s oil addiction hurts our security, our economy and our environment. Our troops are bogged down in two ugly wars in the Middle East, in part, to keep the oil flowing. Working families are having a tougher time making ends meet because of $3 gasoline. And as the world’s biggest consumers of oil, we contribute the most to the global warming that threatens the future we’ll leave our children.

Meeting these challenges is not only possible, but it can also create exciting new opportunities for our country.

With a national Apollo Program to invest in clean, homegrown fuels, renewable power, and efficiency, we can slash oil imports by 50 percent and create up to 3 million good jobs. Brazil managed to replace enough oil with homegrown ethanol that it has virtually stopped importing oil. If Brazil can do it, America can too.

Just as President Kennedy lifted our nation’s sights by challenging us to send a man to the moon, citizen-leaders who sign up for the “Apollo Challenge” will challenge our nation’s leaders for a new Apollo Program to invest in clean energy and good, clean energy jobs.

Help us build a grassroots citizens’ movement to challenge our nation’s leaders to end our oil addiction. I urge you to sign the “Apollo Challenge” now and join us in making this 4th of July a day of hope and “independence.”


Jerome Ringo
Apollo Alliance President

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