Over 700 800 900! "Hands Across the Sand" events are happening today in all 50 states and around the world to protest oil-drilling and call for clean energy solutions.

At events taking place on beaches, near waterways, and in land-locked towns, participants are joining hands to form symbolic barriers against spilling oil. The events represent the largest-yet outpouring of grassroots activism in response to the disastrous April 20 explosion on the Deepwater Horizon rig and the subsequent, devastating oil damage in the Gulf of Mexico.

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The rally also represents a new surge of climate organizing since the oil disaster. More so than ever, Americans are calling for strong action to move our country away from fossil fuels and towards a sustainable future. We're putting our hands to work, now it's time for President Obama to pick up his hand, grab a pen, and sign some strong climate and energy legislation!