Congress: You’ve Got Oil On Your Hands


July 20th – On the 3-Month Anniversary of the Gulf of Mexico Oil Disaster

Center for Biological Diversity
Chesapeake Climate Action Network
Climate Crisis Coalition
Energy Action Coalition
Friends of the Earth
Gulf Restoration Network
Holy Spirit Missionary Sisters, JPIC
Mobilization for Climate Justice West
Oil Change International
Price Carbon Campaign
Progressive Democrats of America
Public Citizen
Shalom Center

We urge local organizers to take the initiative to organize “Congress: You’ve Got Oil On Your Hands” events, to be held in front of the offices of members of the Senate or the House around the country who have taken a large amount of money from Big Oil or who have refused to support strong action on climate. You can find out about Big Oil campaign contributions at

At the events, people would hold up large, black, “oil-covered” hands to represent how the target is too close to Big Oil. People could also cover their own hands in black body paint, shoe polish, chocolate syrup, or anything that would reinforce the “oily hands” imagery.

Time is short until July 20th, but there’s enough time for dedicated organizers to do effective actions, and our national coalition will help you. For more information write to