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Make Your Voices Heard: Support the Job-Creating 1603 Treasury Program

1603 treasury program extension call to actionWe have come down to the wire… the Senate is preparing a package of critical end-of-year legislation, including tax extenders, and while the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) has been working vigorously to get the 1603 Treasury Program included in the final package of legislation, we all need to help.

If you are concerned about reducing energy costs, creating green jobs, protecting our environment. and moving our country toward energy independence, step up and make your voices heard! Your simple actions could result in creating new jobs and significant US economic growth!

Be the difference by taking these four extremely easy steps:

  1. Send an email to your senators on 1603 using this link: http://seia.us/uVmHOz
  2. Make a phone call; by using this link you will be patched through to your local senators’ offices: http://seia.us/tx9mHh
  3. Send a tweet; Tweet your Congress representative, find their Twitter handle easily by using this link: http://classic.tweetcongress.org/officials/states
  4. Send a letter to the editor; Write a letter (or simply modify the draft provided) to the editor of your local news publication: Get connected here.

I just followed these steps and contacted our U.S. Senators Kirsten E. Gillibrand and Chuck Schumer and it took me less than five minutes!

Tweet examples:

Sen. @ChuckSchumer – Pls vote to extend the 1603 Treasury Program. One year ext will lead to creation of 37,000 new quality US jobs. #Solar

Sen. @SenGillibrand – Pls vote to extend the 1603 Treasury Program. 1 year ext will create enough #solar energy to power 100,000 homes.

The 1603 Treasury Program is scheduled to expire on December 31,2011, so don’t wait — act today!

Learn more: Extension of the 1603 Treasury Program Will Result in Continued Solar Success


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For Raina Brett Russo, taking care of the environment is a necessity, not an option. Having grown up in Israel, a place where conservation is required and solar hot water heating is the norm, Raina knows the importance of solar energy. Through her work with the EcoOutfitters.net team, Raina found a way to help grow the solar industry in a significant way. As the founder and host of #SolarChat, a bi-monthly "gathering" on Twitter, Raina and her team have created an engaged solar think-tank community that comes together regularly for collaboration and networking with the ultimate goal in mind of spreading the solar message.

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