Friday, March 7, 2008

Stand out for Cape Wind

On March 6th, some members of the Second Wind team made an appearance in Medford Square as part of a demonstration by Clean Power Now. The purpose of the event was to deliver over 8,000 signed postcards to Congressman Ed Markey at his Medford office. Markey is the chairman of the House Select Committee on Energy Independence and Global Warming, as well as being part of the Energy and Commerce committee. We had a postcard blitz in the office last fall as part of this project, contributing over 40 to the effort. It was a beautiful sunny morning as we stood around with our signs waving at passers-by. The mood was upbeat as Dunkin Donuts came around with free samples of their latest goodies. We were surprised, but pleased to be joined by Glen Berkowitz of BogWind. After about an hour of standing around, we trouped about a block to the Congressman's office. One of us got preferential treatment as an actual constituent of the Congressman, and got to enter his office, while the rest of us crowded outside. The Congressman's staff was kind enough to provide more Dunkin Donuts. Even though we work in wind energy every day, it's a rush to get out there and stand up for it every now and again.

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