With the election just two short weeks away, I’ve been chatting with some friends about voting (for those of you that know me, this isn’t a surprise).

A few have expressed doubt that their vote actually matters in an campaign that has been flooded with money from corporations, special interest groups, and super PACs. While I spent a while trying to convince them that their vote can effect change, the Obama Campaign released a great ad that sums it up in 32 seconds.

If you think your vote doesn’t count, think again. Get out there and vote!

Tar sands operations in Canada are pushing woodland caribou to the brink of extinction as their habitat is destroyed. Incredibly, Canada’s proposed solution is to kill the wolves that prey on caribou, instead of protecting their habitat.

The massive Keystone XL tar sands oil pipeline would greatly expand destructive tar sands development–and would mean fewer caribou and fewer wolves.

Last month, President Obama made the right decision by rejecting the permit for the Keystone XL pipeline–which would pump nearly one million barrels per day of tar sands oil through America’s heartland–but the fight against dirty oil is far from over as Congress continues to try to force approval of the dangerous project.

Urge Congress to reject the pipeline here.

via National Wildlife Fund