Organizing For America: Petition for Environmental Reform

Anyone else enjoy receiving personalized e-mails from OFA telling them how they can personally help the president?

President Obama delivered his first address from the Oval Office tonight, telling citizens about the status of the BP Oil spill and the terrible impact it is having on the Gulf Coast.Following his speech, I received an e-mail from Organizing For America (OFA) requesting my support.So, having signed on to the president’s petition for environmental reform, I would like to pass this along.  (This being the e-mail OFA requests I forward to 5 friends):


The oil spill disaster in the Gulf of Mexico is a tragedy — one we can only hope never happens again.But the solution is about more than just addressing this crisis.

As President Obama said, “An America run solely on fossil fuels should not be the vision we have for our children and our grandchildren.”

I added my name today to show I stand with President Obama for a clean-energy future.

Will you join me?

Thank you.

I support this cause, and lowering out fossil fuel dependency is surely a good thing. I can’t think of any objections to this Clean Energy petition, except perhaps that your name and state of residence can be made public once you submit them, can you?

On a sidenote, I admit that scripted e-mails make it very convenient for people to pass the message along, but do they really have as much impact as personalized ones asking for support?