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Green hats for green policies

Powershift 2009 was the biggest environmental rally in American history. It included a rally at the Capitol Building.

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Participants in Powershift 2009 gather on the West Lawn of the Capitol building. The protest took place March 2, 2009 to urge Congress to shut down the coal-powered plant that powers parts of the federal government.

Participants in Powershift 2009 gather on the West Lawn of the Capitol building. The protest took place March 2, 2009 to urge Congress to shut down the coal-powered plant that powers parts of the federal government.1Picture by Molly BruneA volunteer hands out helmets to protesters. The Powershift protest succesfully became an intergenerational experience as both protesters and volunteers ranged from teenagers to grandparents.2Picture by Molly BruneProtesters choose signs based on the message they want to send. "Yes to Climate Action" and "No More Coal" were among the most popular signs.3People carry their suitcases with them to the protest as many had flights later that afternoon. Participants flew in from all over the country.4Members of Code Pink joined the protest with pink banners that stood out in the mostly green crowd.5People raise their covered hands in solidarity with the speaker. 6Participants recycle the bags they received hats in by wearing them to protect their feet.7A sea of green hats demonstrate the need to construct a better, greener, more environmentally friendly future.8
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