Now more than ever, citizens gather together online to share their thoughts and opinions. They connect with elected officials through social networking sites and other web-based applications. The internet is truly the new destination for activism.
In collaboration with the Institute for Energy Research and the American Energy Alliance, NJI Media recently launched Energy for America’s Energy Wall. On the site, activists can participate in grassroots efforts, share photos and videos about energy policy and tweet information out to their followers – all to further Energy for America’s cause. The Energy Wall also serves as the home of the Energy for America bus tour, which is currently making its way across the United States. The site tracks the bus’s mileage, displays its itinerary and allows visitors to leave their mark by “signing” the bus.
In a statement, AEA President Thomas Pyle said the following: “Energy for America’s new Energy Wall will allow citizens to tell their stories – in their own words – about the importance of domestic energy production and their impatience with an out of touch federal government that still doesn’t understand what is necessary to get our economy moving again. American energy production means jobs for today and energy for tomorrow.”
The Energy For America site gives citizens the power to tell their own stories, in a forum where they can make positive change. We look forward to working with IER and AEA as they continue to push the envelope of online engagement.