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Sunday, October 11, 2009

Vets for clean air

Posted By on Sun, Oct 11, 2009 at 7:00 AM

Does it seem to you that there's been a noticeable rise in grassroots activism from all points on the political compass? It does to me.

Next week, a veterans group promoting legislation to promote cleaner wasy of generating power -- and specifically seeking votes from our U.S. senators -- will be making stops in Arkansas.

I presume it's just a matter of time before the coal companies and power companies pushing to beat clean air legislation will organize a veterans group to travel for them.

NEWS RELEASE

Arkansas—Military veterans will embark on a 21-state bus tour to talk to citizens and local community leaders about the dangers of climate change and its threat to national security. The tour will make stops in Arkansas on October 12th and 13th.

The tour is sponsored by Operation Free, a coalition of veterans and national security groups working together to raise public awareness about national security threats posed by climate change and the importance of building a clean energy economy that is not tied to fossil fuels.

In conjunction with the tour, the veterans group VoteVets.org is
running a heavy buy of radio ads in Fayetteville, Fort Smith, and
Little Rock featuring a local veteran urging Senators Lincoln and
Pryor to support clean energy legislation in Congress.

Operation Free and its members are encouraging Congress to pass energy legislation that cuts carbon pollution, develops clean energy
incentives, and puts America in control of its energy future.

For more information about the tour, visit the Operation Free Veterans for American Power Bus Tour website
(http://www.operationfree.net/on-the-bus/).

Arkansas Tour Schedule

Pine Bluff, AR:         Veterans will host a town hall and breakfast
with local citizens.

WHEN:          Monday, October 12, 2009

                                                            9:00 AM

WHERE:        Lake Saracen Landing

1 Lake Saracen Dr, Pine Bluff, AR

Little Rock, AR:       Veterans will host a town hall with local citizens.

WHEN:          Monday, October 12, 2009

                                                            12:00 PM
WHERE:        MacArthur Military Museum

503 E 9th St, Little Rock, AR


Russellville, AR:     Veterans will host a meet and greet with local citizens.

WHEN:          Monday, October 12, 2009

                                                            4:00 PM

WHERE:        Feltner's Whattaburger

1410 N Arkansas Ave, Russellville, AR

Fort Smith, AR:       Veterans will host a meet and greet with local citizens.

WHEN:          Monday, October 12, 2009

                                                            6:30 PM
WHERE:        Furr's Fresh Buffet

5707 Rogers Ave, Ft Smith, AR


Bentonville, AR:      Veterans will host a meet and greet with local citizens.

WHEN:          Tuesday, October 13, 2009

                                                            9:00 AM

WHERE:        Bentonville City Square

100 NE A St (corner of NE A St & E Central Ave), Bentonville, AR

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