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The Movie the White House Doesn't Want You to 

On Memorial Day weekend, Hollywood is releasing a summer blockbuster 
movie that's making the Bush administration very nervous. In fact, 
they'd 
rather you didn't see it at all. 
Why? Because it's a disaster movie about global warming. 
While "The Day After Tomorrow" is more science fiction than science 
fact, 
everyone will be talking about it -- and asking "Could it really 
happen?" This 
is an unprecedented opportunity to talk to millions of Americans 
about the 
real dangers of global warming and expose President Bush's foot-
dragging 
on the issue. 
It's also a fun movie to see with friends over the holiday weekend. 
So here's the plan: On Memorial Day weekend, grab a few friends and 
go 
see "The Day After Tomorrow" -- the movie the White House doesn't 
want 
you to see. At the theater, meet up with other MoveOn members to give 
out 
flyers that explain, in everyday language, what causes global 
warming, how 
Bush's environmental policies could lead us into a real-life climate 
crisis, 
and what we can do together to meet this challenge. 
Join in today at: 
http://www.moveon.org/dayafter/ 
Please also sign our petition calling on Bush and Congress to prevent 
a 
climate crisis, at: 
http://www.moveon.org/climatecrisis/ 
Maybe you've already seen the trailer for "The Day After Tomorrow": 
tornadoes whip through Los Angeles and Manhattan is frozen over as 
global warming triggers an Ice Age across North America. 
Nearly 20 million Americans are expected to see this movie, with as 
many 
as 7 or 8 million over Memorial Day weekend alone. Because the movie 
capitalizes on our real-life concerns over climate change, audiences 
are 
likely to walk out of the theater asking themselves: "Could it really 
happen?" 
We'll be there to answer that question with our flyers. 
The right wing has already cranked up its PR machine to discredit the 
movie 
as "fright flick" propaganda cooked up by climate change conspiracy 
theorists. Never mind that they're relying on stone-age science, or 
that 
they're light-years behind the curve on the public's acceptance of 
global 
warming as a real environmental threat. 
The news media are already buzzing about our plans. Yesterday, we 
held a 
press conference to officially launch the campaign, and stories have 
already 
appeared in the Associated Press, the New York Times, and the Los 
Angeles Times. 
We can't afford to wait until the day after tomorrow to address the 
climate 
crisis. We hope you'll be part of this fun summer campaign to elevate 
global 
warming from movie-house thrill-ride to White House priority. 
http://www.moveon.org/dayafter/ 
Sincerely, 
--Carrie, Joan, Noah, Peter, and Wes
The MoveOn.org Team
May 12th, 2004 
P.S.: You can see the movie trailer at: 
http://www.dayaftertomorrowmovie.com/ 
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