Media Advisory
From the Office of State Senator Rodney Ellis

For Media Use Only
July 28, 2008
Contact: Tina Tran
713-236-0306

MEDIA ADVISORY
Senator Ellis to Co-Chair Commission to Engage African Americans on Climate Change

(Washington, DC) -- Senator Ellis will join other African American experts and policymakers on energy and the environment to hold a press conference at the National Press Club to announce the Commission to Engage African Americans on Climate Change. The Commission will also release a new opinion survey on the views of African Americans on key climate and energy questions, and present a background paper on key issues of concern, and discuss how the Commission members will engage with Congress, the new President, business and environmental leaders and the African American community generally regarding the challenges and opportunities that climate change presents.

WHAT:Press Conference to Announce the Commission to Engage African Americans on Climate Change, Release New Poll on Climate Change
WHO:Commission Co-chairs Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies President and CEO Ralph B. Everett and Texas State Senator Rodney Ellis; U.S. House of Representatives Majority Whip James E. Clyburn; and others representing scientists, activists, policymakers, labor, entrepreneurs, educators, religious and business leaders.
WHEN:Tuesday, July 29 at 10:00 a.m. EDT
WHERE:The National Press Club, White & Murrow Rooms
529 14th Street, NW, 13th Floor
Washington, DC 20045

The Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies is one of the nation's premier research and public policy institutions and the only one whose work focuses exclusively on issues of particular concern to African Americans and other people of color. For more information, go to www.jointcenter.org

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