Join the TwitterStorm for a Just Transition

The federal government is expected to announce a bailout package for the oil and gas industry. Let’s tell Justin Trudeau’s cabinet to invest in people not dying industries by making #JustTransition trend on Twitter.

Twitter connects politicians, opinion makers, journalists and activists. By inviting friends and allies to join this Twitterstorm targeting decision-makers, we can make our demand to bailout people and invest in a #JustTransition impossible to ignore. We believe that YOU can influence politicians to make the right decision. Now it’s your turn to use this digital megaphone to make some noise.

This week, we are sending a message to the federal government, tell Justin Trudeau’s cabinet to invest in a #JustTransition.  You have two full days to tweet like you’ve never tweeted before!

The COVID-19 crisis is hitting communities hard, impacting people’s health, causing massive economic disruption, and upending our lives. 

Now is the time for the government to step up with real support for communities to weather this crisis and recover in a way that builds resilience and sustainability. 

It’s NOT a time for handouts to the oil corporations causing the climate crisis or increasing our vulnerability to threats like climate change.

Let’s speak out together to make sure communities receive the support they need.

Sample Tweets

You can use these tweets below or craft yours. Don’t forget to add #JustTransition and #cdnpoli as well as tag @GreenpeaceCA (when possible). New on Twitter? You don’t have an account? Read this or post on Facebook and Instagram.

Tweet at @JustinTrudeau and tell him you want a #JustTransition

.@JustinTrudeau I want a #JustTransition, a bailout that puts people over profits. I want to participate in creating a stronger and more resilient society out of this #coronavirus crisis. Show your true colours 🌈 @GreenpeaceCA https://act.gp/3eoi7ew

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.@JustinTrudeau you promised no subsidies for #fossilfuels, but yet news reports the gov’t is working on an oil & gas bailout. You need to step up with real support for communities so they can recover & build resilience through a #JustTransition https://act.gp/3eoi7ew #cdnpoli

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Tweet at @Bill_Morneau and tell him you want a #JustTransition

.@Bill_Morneau Don’t repeat the errors of the 2008 bank bailout. You can give money to people, not executives & shareholders. You can invest in a #JustTransition that builds resilience, helps workers & communities recover from this crisis. https://act.gp/3eoi7ew @GreenpeaceCA

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@Bill_Morneau Imagine if you choose to invest the billions $$ the oil & gas industry wants in renewables, to restore forests and protect wildlife. How many communities could be powered sustainably? How many species could be spared? #JustTransition https://act.gp/3eoi7ew

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Here are a few articles you can add to your tweets 

https://www.greenpeace.org/canada/en/story/30124/your-guide-to-bailout-people-not-corporations/

https://www.ctvnews.ca/health/coronavirus/covid-response-offers-chance-to-shift-direction-of-canadian-economy-experts-1.4883230

https://thenarwhal.ca/canada-coronavirus-funds-economic-climate-emergencies/

https://thetyee.ca/News/2020/03/20/Bail-Out-Workers-Not-Fossil-Fuels-Say-Climate-Advocates/

https://www.nationalobserver.com/2020/03/31/opinion/covid-19-recovery-must-bail-out-people-not-corporations

https://www.nationalobserver.com/2020/03/25/opinion/265-academics-trudeau-no-bail-out-oil-and-gas-response-covid-19

Sample Facebook comments

You can copy and paste the suggested post below as comment on the latest post on the Facebook account of Justin Trudeau or Bill Morneau. You can also use these posts as inspiration to post on other members of Cabinet. You can also write a respectful comment of your own with the hashtag #JustTransition and tag us @greenpeacecanada. You can add images or gifs if you wish.

Justin Trudeau

Justin Trudeau: I want a #JustTransition, a bailout that puts people over profits. I want to participate in creating a stronger and more resilient society out of this #coronavirus crisis. Show your true colours 🌈➡https://act.gp/3eoi7ew 

Bill Morneau

Bill Morneau: don’t repeat the errors of the 2008 bank bailout. You can choose to give money to people not executives & shareholders. You can invest a #JustTransition that builds resilience & helps workers, families & communities recover from this crisis.➡https://act.gp/3eoi7ew 

Comment on the latest post or post on an Instagram Story

You can use the same sample comments as Facebook on Instagram, on a story or as a comment on the latest post of Justin Trudeau @justinpjtrudeau and Bill Morneau @billmorneau. Don’t forget to tag @greenpeace_canada and to add #JustTransition

You can also repost @greenpeace_canada memes in a story or in your feed and tag Justin Trudeau or Bill Morneau!

Thank you and keep the pressure up!

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