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Rally in Support of Solar Energy held on Cville Downtown Mall

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CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va (WVIR) -

The sun is out longer Saturday than any other day on the calendar - and solar energy activists are jumping into action.

A group of students and people from Charlottesville gathered on Charlottesville’s downtown mall for a rally Saturday afternoon. They handed out flyers to people passing by and stood together to promote solar energy.

Organizers say the summer solstice is the perfect opportunity to remind people about the benefits of solar energy.

“Now is the time for us to start making that switch from relying on dirty fossil fuels to clean energy, and solar energy is the way to go,” said Nqobile Mthethwa, of Organizing for Action.

The nonprofit Organizing for Action put on Saturday’s event on the downtown mall. That's the organization that promotes President Barack Obama's agenda.

Rallies like this one took place all around the country Saturday.

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