[gpga-news] PrsRls: Green Party hosts Digital Town Hall on Climate Change, featuring presidential candidate Jill Stein, Sept. 30

Hugh Esco hesco at greens.org
Wed Sep 26 17:44:44 PDT 2012


Green Party to host Digital Town Hall on Climate Change, featuring
Green presidential candidate Jill Stein, Sept. 30

GREEN PARTY OF THE UNITED STATES
http://www.gp.org

For Immediate Release:
Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Contacts:
Scott McLarty, Media Coordinator, 202-904-7614, mclarty at greens.org
Starlene Rankin, Media Coordinator, 916-995-3805, starlene at gp.org
Ben Manski, Jill Stein Campaign Manager, 608 239 6915, Ben at Manski.org

Green presidential candidate Jill Stein; Bill McKibben, author and
climate change expert; Colin Beavan ("No Impact Man"), NY Green
candidate for Congress will moderate

When & Where: Sunday, Sept. 30, 4 pm PST / 7 pm EST on the Green
Party's Livestream Channel (http://www.livestream.com/greenpartyus)

Event will take place on the Climate Change National Day of Action and
three days before the first presidential debate; Greens say
"Republicans are climate change deniers, Democrats are climate change
evaders"


WASHINGTON, DC -- The Green Party of the United States will host a
'Digital Town Hall' online on Sunday, September 30, as part of the
party's Climate Change National Day of Action
(http://www.jillstein.org/digital_town_hall_climate_change_q_a_with_dr_jill_stein /
http://www.facebook.com/events/282382531863681).

Green presidential nominee Jill Stein (http://www.jillstein.org) will
answer questions and discuss action to curb the advance of catastrophic
climate change during the broadcast, which will take place on the Green
Party's Livestream Channel (http://www.livestream.com/greenpartyus).

Bill McKibben, author and climate change expert
(http://www.billmckibben.com), will offer scientific, non-partisan
background on the issue. (See "Global Warming's Terrifying New Math" by
Mr. McKibben, Rolling Stone, July 19, 2012,
http://www.rollingstone.com/politics/news/global-warmings-terrifying-new-math-20120719)

The moderator will be Colin Beavan ("No Impact Man"), Green candidate
for Congress in New York's 8th District (http://www.votecolin.org).

The Digital Town Hall will begin at 4 pm PST / 7 pm EST. Viewers can
participate by writing comments and questions in a chat box on the same
page during the broadcast.

The Green Party of New York State (http://www.web.gpnys.com) has taken
the lead on the Climate Change National Day of Action. New York Greens
proposed the September 30 date because it falls a few days before the
first presidential debate on Wednesday, October 3.

Green Party leaders predict that climate change will get minimal
attention in the Obama-Romney debates and are demanding an invitation
for Jill Stein to participate (http://occupythecpd.org). According to
Greens, "Republicans are climate change deniers, Democrats are climate
change evaders."

The Green Party has called for drastic cuts in greenhouse gas
emissions, reduction of fossil fuel consumption, and end to tax
subsidies for fossil fuel and nuclear energy industries, expansion of
public transportation to reduce car traffic, carbon taxes, energy
conservation and new jobs in conservation, retrofitting of homes and
buildings for energy efficiency, and cultivation of safe, clean energy
sources.

Jill Stein has promoted the 'Green New Deal' as part of her campaign,
with a plan to fight global warming and jumpstart the US economy by
creating millions of new jobs in conservation, safe and clean energy
technologies, retrofitting and rebuilding infrastructure, and other
projects (http://www.jillstein.org/green_new_deal).

Greens have sharply criticized President Obama for adopting Sarah
Palin's "Drill, baby, drill!" position on fossil fuels, for ignoring
climate change during his first term, and for allowing mountaintop
detonation mining, hydrofracking, offshore drilling in US coastal
waters, and other environmental and public health threats to continue.
Instead of trying to find more fossil fuel sources, we need to prevent
the burning and conversion to greenhouse gases of 80% of the fossil
fuel sources we already know about, say Green leaders.

The Obama Administration has attempted to remove the 2C goal (keeping
the world's average temperature from rising more than two degrees
Centigrade) from international negotiations on climate change. Both
President Obama and Gov. Romney support the Trans-Pacific Partnership
(TPP), an international trade pact that will exempt powerful
corporations from observing environmental and labor protections
(http://www.gp.org/press/pr-national.php?ID=545).


MORE INFORMATION

Green Party of the United States http://www.gp.org
202-319-7191
Green candidate database and campaign information:
http://www.gp.org/elections.shtml News Center
http://www.gp.org/newscenter.shtml Speakers Bureau
http://www.gp.org/speakers Ballot Access Page
http://www.gp.org/2012/ballot-access.html Video Page
http://www.gp.org/video/index.php Green Papers
http://www.greenpapers.net/ Google+ http://www.gp.org/google
Twitter http://twitter.com/gpus
Livestream Channel http://www.livestream.com/greenpartyus
GP-TV Twitter page http://www.gp.org/twitter
Facebook page http://www.gp.org/facebook

Green Pages: The official publication of record of the Green Party of
the United States http://gp.org/greenpages-blog

~ END ~



More information about the gpga-news mailing list