Sea of Students to Urge Senators Warner and Webb to Act on Climate and Clean Energy
Virginia students ask senators to side with the American people instead of Big Oil interests
RICHMOND, Va. – On Thursday, July 8, Virginia students and local leaders will hold a news conference urging Senators Mark Warner and Jim Webb to work quickly to pass a comprehensive climate and clean energy policy this year. As Congress goes into recess this week, these local representatives will remind Senators Warner and Webb that they have a clear and stark choice to make: they can stand with Big Oil and delay action on our energy and climate challenges or stand with the American people and work to pass the real reforms our country wants and needs. They need to make the best choice for Virginia.
In the wake of the Gulf Coast oil disaster, it is clear Americans want a clean energy and climate plan that will reduce pollution, invest in clean energy, create millions of jobs and enhance our national security. More than a year ago, the House took bold leadership in passing comprehensive legislation to put our country back in control of its energy future. Now is the time for our senators to get to work.
WHAT: News conference with students dressed in blue, representing their sea of support for clean energy
WHO: Local students, environment leaders, community leaders
WHEN: Thursday, July 8. 3:30 p.m.
WHERE: Outside of Senator Mark Warner’s office
919 E. Main St.