MEDIA ADVISORY: Tomorrow, Rep. Tulsi Gabbard Holds Press Conference With Congressional Cosponsors and Supporters of the OFF Act

October 25, 2017
Press Release
The OFF Act Seeks to End America’s Reliance on Fossil Fuels and Transition the Country to a Clean Energy Economy by 2035

Media Advisory for October 26, 2017  – Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard (HI-02) on Thursday will hold a press conference with supporters and cosponsors of her bill, the Off Fossil Fuels for a Better Future Act (OFF Act), which will put the United States on a pathway to replace fossil fuels with 100 percent clean energy generation and use by 2035. This legislation eliminates tax giveaways to the fossil fuel industry, and provides support to transitioning workers who will be impacted by this generational change.  

 

Rep. Tulsi Gabbard’s bill builds on progress made in Hawai‘i and other states that have committed to address the climate change crisis head on and do everything possible to transition to a 100 percent clean energy economy. The OFF Act continues this progress and sets an ambitious timeline to cut carbon emissions by ending America’s reliance on fossil fuels by 2035 in order to avert some of the most devastating impacts of climate change. Transitioning to clean energy will stimulate the economy, support our working men and women, and protect our environment.  It will increase our competitiveness by investing in clean energy technologies, jobs, and training programs. Additionally, it will improve the health and well-being of the American people and our planet from toxic pollutants, asthma and respiratory illnesses, and environmental degradation.

The OFF Act has been endorsed by nearly four hundred clean energy, climate change, and environmental justice organizations.

Details:  

·         RSVP: Credentialed members of the press, please RSVP to confirm attendance by sending an email to:

          TulsiGabbardPress@mail.house.gov

·         Day-of Contact: Andrew Gumbiner, (202) 253-1281

Thursday, October 26, 2017

10:00 AM ET:  Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard will moderate the OFF Act press conference with opening remarks provided by Wenonah Hauter, Executive Director of Food & Water Watch. Other speakers include:

·                 Rep. Luis Gutierrez (IL-4)

·                 Rep. Barbara Lee (CA-13)

·                 Rep. Bonnie Watson Coleman (NJ-12)

·                 Rep. Jan Schakowsky (IL-9)

·                 David Galarza, New York City Coordinator, Casa Pueblo

·                 Robin Harris, Representative, Organize Florida

·                 Maryland State Delegate, Shane Robinson

·                 Rita Collins, National Nurses United

 

Where:  

House Triangle, United States Capitol, Washington, DC 20016 

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