IOWA CLIMATE ADVOCATES
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 20, 2011
NEW CLIMATE ADVOCACY GROUP FORMS; CALLS ON PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATES TO PRESENT PLANS TO SOLVE CLIMATE PROBLEM; HOSTS CITIZENS CLIMATE LOBBY TRAINING SATURDAY IN IOWA CITY
Citizens from across Iowa have come together to form a new ad hoc bipartisan grassroots education and advocacy organization, Iowa Climate Advocates. The group is calling on Presidential candidates to address their plans to reduce the threat associated with climate change and disruption.
“This is a critical issue for our state, our country, and future generations,” said Channing Dutton of West Des Moines. “We believe that Presidential candidates of both parties need to address their plans to solve the climate problem.”
One of the organization’s first events is to sponsor a training session for citizen advocacy on Saturday, July 23, from 9 a.m. to noon at Trinity Episcopal Church, 320 E. College St., in Iowa City. The training will be conducted by Mark Reynolds of the national nonprofit organization, Citizens Climate Lobby. For more information about Citizens Climate Lobby, visit www.citizensclimatelobby.org.
“We are delighted that Citizens Climate Lobby is coming to Iowa to share its suggestions for getting Congress and the President to reduce the pollution that leads to global warming and climate change,” said Beth Robbins of Marion. “Citizens need to lead on this issue because our politicians have not been getting the job done.”
“As a Republican and a climate conservative, I know this is an issue that all Iowans can work together to help solve,” said Bil Ferrel of Coralville. “I am looking for a Republican nominee who will lead the world to solve this problem.” For more information about Republicans concerned about climate change, visit www.climateconservative.org.
For more information about Iowa Climate Advocates, please visit www.iowaclimateadvocates.org.
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