Feb 16: Forward on Climate
February 16, 2013
GRASSROOTS ACTIVISTS TO HOLD LARGEST CLIMATE RALLY IN U.S. HISTORY
**Sunday, February 17 at 11 AM ET**
Contacts: Daniel Kessler/ 510-501-1779 / email@example.com; Eddie Scher / 415-977-5758 / Eddie.firstname.lastname@example.org;
What: Forward On Climate Rally, the largest climate rally in American history
Who: Thousands of Americans calling for Climate Action, 100 buses from 28 states, Celebrity Climate Activists, Michael Brune (Sierra Club), Van Jones (Rebuild the Dream), Bill McKibben (350.org), Reverend Yearwood (Hip Hop Caucus), and representatives from more than 100 other orgs from the greater progressive movement including NAACP, Greenpeace and NRDC.
Where: Washington Monument on the National Mall with a march to the White House
When: Sunday, February 17, 2013
Press availability at 11 AM ET at corner of Constitution Ave NW and 15th St NW by Washington Monument.
11:30 AM ET set up for camera (camera riser 30 feet in front of stage) Rally and March from 12 PM ET-4 PM ET
Why: Tens of thousands of Americans will show President Obama the broad public support for climate solutions, while also challenging him to keep his commitment of making climate action a top priority during his second term. The president has several actions that he alone can take, including rejecting the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline and adopting a strong carbon rule to limit pollution from coal plants.
Visuals: A human pipeline will be made down 15th street; over 15,000 placards; and colorful banners.
For more information, go to: www.ForwardonClimate.org