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America's First Presidential Forum on Global Warming and Our Energy Future to be Webcast Live from Los Angeles

Contact: Kristin Lee, (202) 785-8683 or November 16, 2007  

Los Angeles, CA – For the first time in history, presidential candidates will take part in a forum focused on the issues of global warming and America’s energy future this Saturday, November 17th at the Wadsworth Theater in Los Angeles. The forum will be webcast live beginning at approximately 2:00pm PST, 5:00pm EST at:

Senators Hillary Clinton and John Edwards and Congressman Dennis Kucinich are confirmed to attend the presidential forum sponsored by Grist ( and PRI’s Living on Earth (  The candidates will present their plans to address global warming and energy issues in a series of interviews with journalists and experts in the field.  All candidates from both the Democratic and Republican parties have been invited.
" is pleased to be a sponsor to the Presidential Forum and provide the candidates a platform to spell out for voters exactly what they intend to do halt global warming. Most Americans recognize the seriousness of the issue and are looking to our political leaders for solutions," said Chip Giller, President of

“We are very excited about providing voters with the chance to hear, directly from the candidates, how they will address global warming and America’s energy future,” said Gene Karpinski, President of the League of Conservation Voters Education Fund.
The forum will be presented in partnership with the League of Conservation Voters Education Fund, California League of Conservation Voters Education Fund, Center for American Progress Action Fund, NRDC Action Fund, and the Presidential Forum on Renewable Energy. Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa will give the opening remarks.
“Californians know there is no time to waste in fighting climate change,” said Susan Smartt, Executive Director of the California League of Conservation Voters. “We are extremely proud that California is hosting the first ever presidential forum on climate change and our energy future. We hope the nation will be taking notes.”
"California has shown great leadership on this issue from emissions to alternative resources -- it's now time for national leadership to match our dedication and we're excited to hear the candidates outline their strategies," said Nina Hachigian, Director of the California Office of the Center for American Progress Action Fund.




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