Repower America Brings Growing Chorus for Clean Energy Jobs Bill to Senate

Jan 06, 2010, 16:04 ET from Climate Protection Action Fund

Momentum builds with events in five key states delivering constituents' clean energy New Year's resolutions to Senators at their state offices; Repower Wall hits 52,000 video messages for clean energy and climate action

WASHINGTON, Jan. 6 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, the Climate Protection Action Fund's Repower America campaign launched a new effort to deliver thousands of New Year's resolution messages from constituents to their senators. These thousands of personal messages -- displayed on large video trucks outside of the senate district offices -- call on leaders to do their part by passing comprehensive clean energy and climate legislation early this year. Momentum for bold action to create clean energy jobs continues to build, as Americans from all walks of life have shared more than 52,000 video messages on The Repower Wall (www.repoweramerica.org/wall), displaying their resolve to move America toward a clean energy future.

In the past few weeks, thousands of Americans have posted clean energy New Year's resolutions on The Repower Wall. These video messages from everyday Americans capture their commitment to clean energy in 2010 -- from weatherizing their homes to increasing carpools -- and call on their Senators to now do their part and support bold action in Washington to make the a clean energy economy a reality.

Starting today in Columbia, Missouri and Columbus, Ohio, the Climate Protection Action Fund's Repower America campaign is bringing these voices directly to their Senators at their state offices on trucks projecting the video messages from the Senators' constituents from across the state. Repower America has scheduled events at district Senate offices over the next two weeks:

  • Wednesday, January 6: Columbia, MO: 915 E. Ash Street, 3-4:30 p.m.; Corner of E. Broadway and N. 10th Street, 4:30-9:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday, January 6: Columbus, OH: Parking Lot on the Corner of E. Spring and N. Pearl Street
  • Thursday, January 7: Kansas City, MO: 4141 Pennsylvania Avenue, 3:00-5:30 p.m.; 14th Street at Grand Avenue, 5:45-9:00 p.m.
  • Thursday, January 7: Virginia Beach, VA: Bank Street at Central Park Avenue, 3-5 p.m.
  • Monday, January 11: Indianapolis, IN: 10 N Market Street, 11am-6 p.m.; corner of South Meridian and Washington Streets, 6-9 p.m.
  • Tuesday, January 12: Indianapolis, IN 10 N Market Street, 11am-6 p.m.; corner of South Meridian and Washington Streets, 6-9 p.m.
  • Wednesday, January 13: Bangor, ME: Location TBA, please call/email for more information
  • Thursday, January 14: Portland, ME: Location TBA, please call/email for more information

"Now is the time for Senators to match the resolve of the people they represent and pass a clean energy and climate bill to create the jobs we need today," said David Boundy, Repower America Campaign Manager. "In this new year, the American people are making major commitments to create a 21st century clean energy economy, but we need our Senators to listen and take action to repower America with clean, renewable energy that will strengthen our national security and end our dependence on foreign oil."

Recent reports have detailed the vast potential for job creation and economic growth that could come from passing comprehensive clean energy and climate legislation. A recent study by the University of California found that comprehensive clean energy and climate policies will create up to 1.9 million new jobs, increase annual household income, and grow the U.S. economy. Meanwhile, Americans across the political spectrum continue to strongly support transitioning to a clean energy economy and limiting the carbon pollution that causes global climate change. As a recent National Wildlife Foundation poll found:

  • 82 percent of voters support the U.S. government increasing investment in clean energy sources, and
  • 67 percent of voters support the U.S. government limiting carbon pollution and other gases that cause climate change.

For more information on the Repower America campaign, visit www.repoweramerica.org.

SOURCE Climate Protection Action Fund



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