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Power Shift '09

Despite Snow, 10K Climate Advocates at PowerShift Events Today

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi offers keynote address at culmination rally of Power Shift ’09


On Monday, March 2nd, Power Shift ‘09 culminates its 4-day youth summit
with a rally on the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol. The rally of thousands of
youth will include a keynote address by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi. Immediately
following the rally, youth will testify before Congress in a Congressional
briefing sponsored by Rep Ed Markey. Throughout the day young leaders attending
Power Shift '09 will be conducting over 300 lobby visits, making this largest
lobby day in US history.


When:           TODAY,
Monday, March 2nd

11:30 a.m. Rally

1:30 p.m. Congressional briefing

9-5 p.m. 330 lobby visits

Capitol West Lawn at Pennsylvania
and First Street, NW


  • House
    Speaker Nancy Pelosi
  • Jessy
    Tolkan, Executive Director, Energy Action Coalition
  • Nia
    Robinson, Director, Environmental Justice and Climate Change Initiative
    Thousands of young adults who are committed to clean energy. Many participated
    in Campus Climate Challenge, Power Shift 2007 and Power Vote to pressure
    politicians to take bold and comprehensive action.



  • The
    U.S. faces an unprecedented opportunity to transform our economy, our
    environment and our world through bold climate action.
  • Rebuilding
    the economy and securing a clean energy future are one and the same.
    in clean energy means the creation of millions of good jobs across all sectors
    of the economy.
  • Investment
    in clean, just power sources will free the U.S. of its dependence on foreign
    sources of oil and help our nation re-engage positively with the



  • Thousands
    of young people wearing green hard hats
  • Several
    9-foot wind turbines
  • Banners
    and signs reading "Green Jobs," "No Coal," "Climate Policy

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