Media Advisory: Congressional Leaders Call for Climate Justice, Jobs and Action

Apr 14, 2017 Issues: Climate Change, Energy, Environment, Water

Washington, D.C. – On Thursday, April 27th at 9am Members of the House Sustainable Energy and Environment Coalition (SEEC) and other environmental leaders will gather at the House Triangle (East Front of the U.S. Capitol near the House steps) to call for climate justice, jobs and a clean energy economy.

The last several years had seen tremendous progress in the fight against climate change culminating in the ratification of the Paris Climate Agreement in November 2016. Unfortunately, the Trump Administration has spent its first 100 days attacking many of the hard-won protections for our climate, health, and communities, including attempting to eviscerate the EPA’s budget, as well as roll back the Clean Power Plan. Members will voice their support for the Peoples Climate March and demand that all elected officials across the country stand for climate justice.

The Peoples Climate March is scheduled for Saturday, April 29th in Washington, D.C. which is also Donald Trump’s 100th day in office. Citizens visiting Washington, D.C. for the March are also expected to attend.

This event will be live-streamed through facebook or follow along on twitter. Members of the media are encouraged to RSVP to chris.rackens@mail.house.gov

Confirmed Speakers:
SEEC Co-Chair Rep. Gerry Connolly
SEEC Co-Chair Rep. Paul Tonko
SEEC Vice-Chair Rep. Jared Polis
SEEC Vice-Chair Rep. Chellie Pingree
SEEC Vice-Chair Rep. Matt Cartwright
SEEC Vice-Chair Rep. Alan Lowenthal
SEEC Member Rep. Raul Grijalva
SEEC Member Rep. Don Beyer
SEEC Member Rep. Bobby Scott
SEEC Member Rep. Susan Davis
SEEC Member Rep. John Delaney
SEEC Member Rep. Jim Langevin
SEEC Member Rep. Derek Kilmer
SEEC Member Rep. Jared Huffman
SEEC Member Rep. Ann McLane Kuster
SEEC Member Rep. Donald McEachin
SEEC Member Rep. Peter Welch
Kim Glas, Executive Director, BlueGreen Alliance
José Bravo, Executive Director, Just Transition Alliance
Angela Adrar, Executive Director, Climate Justice Alliance
Mustafa Ali, Senior Vice President of Climate, Environmental Justice & Community Revitalization, Hip Hop Caucus
…Additional Speakers to be Announced

Contact: Chris Rackens, SEEC Executive Director, 202-226-5034