MEDIA ADVISORY: Rep. Tulsi Gabbard Holds Press Conference With Congressional Cosponsors and Supporters of the OFF Act
***MEDIA ADVISORY FOR: 10:00 AM ET - Thursday, October 26, 2017***
Contact: Andrew Gumbiner, (202) 253-1281
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.
Day-of Contact: Andrew Gumbiner, (202) 253-1281
Thursday, October 26, 2017
10:00 AM ET:
The OFF Act press conference will be moderated by Wenonah Hauter, Executive Director of Food & Water Watch, who will introduce cosponsors and supporters of Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard’s bill, including:
- Rep. Barbara Lee
- David Galarza, New York City Coordinator, Casa Pueblo
- Robin Harris, Representative, Organize Florida.
- Maryland State Representative Delegate, Shane Robinson
House Triangle, United States Capitol, Washington, DC 20016