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LCV Brings Citizens from Across the Country to DC to Lobby for the American Clean Energy and Security Act

Contact: Joshua McNeil, (202) 785-8683 or June 4, 2009  

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, members of the League of Conservation Voters and its state allies from across the country met with the members and staff from 21 Senate offices and 73 House offices on Capitol Hill to support the American Clean Energy and Security Act (ACES). 

“Today, we discovered powerful Congressional support for strengthening and passing this clean energy bill,” LCV President Gene Karpinski said.  “Significant majorities of the House and Senate know that it will help create jobs for millions of their constituents, will improve the security of our country, and will protect our planet from the threat of climate change.  The House and the Senate should pass this bill and send it to the President this year.”

Robert Armstead of Florida met with the offices of seven Florida representatives and both Senators.

“Of all the states, Florida has the most to lose from global warming,” Armstead said.  “Our representatives know that we have to take swift action and I believe that each of them will come to see that a vote for the American Clean Energy and Security Act is a vote for Florida’s future.”

Kerry Duggan of the Michigan League of Conservation Voters met with Representatives Dingell, Peters, Schauer, and Conyers and with the offices of Senator Stabenow, Representative Ehlers and Representative Levin.

“The workers of Michigan are uniquely positioned to build a clean energy economy for America,” Duggan said.  “Today, we made sure that Michigan’s representatives know that every day we wait to pass this bill is another day of unemployment for thousands of Michigan workers.”

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