Blue Green Alliance Green Jobs Rally

2008

LABOR LEADERS, ENVIRONMENTALISTS, AND COMMUNITY LEADERS TO CALL ON GOVERNOR PAWLENTY TO PURSUE ECONOMIC AND GLOBAL WARMING SOLUTIONS

SPEAKERS: Senator Ellen Anderson, Emcee

Jim Hightower, National radio commentator, writer, public speaker, and author of Swim Against the Current: Even a Dead Fish Can Go with the Flow

Ray Waldron, Minnesota AFL-CIO President

Margaret Levin, Minnesota North Star Sierra Club Chapter Interim Director

Carlos Garcia-Velasco, West Side Citizens Organization Executive Director

Thom Boik and Bridget Ulrich, MPIRG Chair and Vice Chair

Michael Haynes, Environmental Justice Advocates of Minnesota

Shar Knutson, St. Paul Regional Labor Federation President

Fred Redmond, USW International Vice President

MUSIC: Lighting + Thunder All-Stars

Ben Connelly

WHAT: People ranging from rank and file union members, community groups, and environmentalists are joining to rally for green jobs. The event will feature great speakers, music, and tables from a wide range of groups. Rally goers will be part of the largest human wind turbine ever in Minnesota.

The rally is part of the Green Jobs for America campaign, which is a national campaign of the Sierra Club, United Steelworkers, Blue Green Alliance, Green for All, NRDC, and Working America. This rally is part of our Green Jobs for America campaign urging our Minnesota leaders and decision makers, including Governor Pawlenty, to make reinvigorating our economy through investments in clean, renewable energy a priority.

WHEN: Sunday, July 27, 2008 from1 to 4 pm

WHERE: Saint Paul College, 235 Marshall Ave, Saint Paul, Minnesota
VISUALS: Largest Human Wind Turbine Ever in Minnesota at about 2:40 pm

COSPONSORS: Alliance for Metro Stability, Saint Paul Building and Construction Trades Council, Fresh Energy, Women of Steel, United Steelworkers, United Steelworkers Local 264, City of Saint Paul, Minnesota Fair Trade Coalition, Saint Paul Regional Labor Federation, Women's Environmental Institute, MPIRG, EJAM, Environment Minnesota, freEner-g, Working America, Clean Water Action

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