AJC Radio Message: Take AJC Energy Pledge Now

AJC Radio Message: Take AJC Energy Pledge Now

September 9, 2008 – New York – American Jewish Committee (AJC) launched today a new Energy Pledge campaign.

“We’ve learned since 9/11 that energy dependence threatens national independence,” says AJC Executive David A. Harris in his national radio commentary. “We know it’s high time to change things.”

Harris encourages listeners to sign the AJC Energy Pledge at www.ajc.org/energypledge and commit to ten steps for responsible energy consumption that “can make America stronger, our environment healthier, and our economy more robust.”

Harris’s weekly messages air on the CBS radio network during the Osgood File. All AJC radio commentaries since 2001 are available at www.ajc.org/radiocommentary.

The full text of this week’s commentary follows:

This week, we mark the seventh anniversary of 9/11.

We recall the tragic events of that fateful day.

It’s a time for unity, remembrance, and resolve.

One of the 9/11 victims cherished these words from a poem:

“Yesterday is history, tomorrow a mystery, and today a gift from God.”

How true!

What shall we do with that gift called “today”?

Here’s one thing.

Sign the AJC Energy Pledge.

We’ve learned since 9/11 that energy dependence threatens national independence.

We’ve understood that we’re fueling the economies of some who hate everything America stands for.

We know it’s high time to change things.

The AJC Energy Pledge asks each of us to take ten simple steps.

Ten simple steps that can make America stronger, our environment healthier, and our economy more robust.

Ten simple steps that can make a difference.

Make today count.

Go to ajc.org. That’s ajc.org. Take the Energy Pledge.

This is David Harris of the American Jewish Committee.
Date: 9/9/2008 12:00:00 AM