Heritage Forests Campaign News Advisory
Sept. 14: Members of Congress, Activists, Olympian Blast Bush Plan to Give Away National Forests
WASHINGTON, DC - Members of Congress, and conservationists will announce the phenomenal results of their effort to mobilize Americans against the Administration’s plan to permit logging in 58.5 million acres of pristine National Forests.
The groups are holding a convention-style event on the Ellipse in front of the White House with state ‘delegates’ on-hand to announce local tallies. Joining the group will be 2004 Olympic Silver Medalist Rebecca Giddens, a US kayaker who practices on the Kern River, which runs through the Sequoia National Forest in California.
Day: Tuesday, September 14th
Time: 11:00 AM EST
Location: The Ellipse, adjoins the White House on Constitution Avenue, Wash., DC
Attendees: Rep. Jay Inslee, Silver Medalist Rebecca Giddens; Martha Marks from Republicans for Environmental Protection; Philip Clapp, National Environmental Trust; Gene Karpinksi, U.S. PIRG; Bill Meadows of The Wilderness Society. Also invited: Patricia E. Campos of the labor group UNITE, Sens. Maria Cantwell (D-WA) and Barbara Boxer, and Reps. Rosa DeLauro (D-CT) and Nick RaHall (D-WV).
TV Media: Beta tapes of b-roll footage are available. A satellite feed is scheduled for 3:00 PM EST on September 14. For information contact Jennifer Quilo at Planet Vox at 202-842-1515.
Radio Media: Interviews can also be scheduled through Caplan Communications by calling Aric Caplan at 301-770-0550.
Local Events: will occur in dozens of states. Contact HFC for a list.
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For additional information, contact Tony Iallonardo, at 202-887-8800.
The Heritage Forests Campaign is an alliance of conservationists, wildlife advocates, clergy, educators, scientists, and other Americans who are working together to uphold protection of our National Forests. To learn more, visit: ourforests.org