MoveOn.org is rallying its members to pressure Sen. Claire McCaskill on her reluctance to support the House's climate and energy bill known as "cap and trade."
In a letter, MoveOn.org writes: "Several times recently, Senator Claire McCaskill has repeated Republican talking points that President Obama's big clean energy jobs plan is bad for the economy. Clean energy is the solution for Missouri's economy, not the problem. Call Sen. McCaskill today and tell her clean energy jobs are exactly what Missouri's economy needs. Senator Claire McCaskill Phone: 202-224-6154."
The letter also urges members to post to Twitter and Facebook and provides an example: "Call Sen. McCaskill @clairecmc today, 202-224-6154: Stop repeating Republican talking points; support clean energy jobs for MO."
The letter goes on to say that McCaskill has "repeatedly and inaccurately" said the energy bill will "punish businesses and families in coal-dependent states." "But if the Obama plan is going to pass, we need senators like Claire McCaskill to stop repeating myths that clean energy will hurt Missouri's economy," it reads.
McCaskill has said she couldn't support the House bill in its current form, and has even predicted trouble with the left of her party.