FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
June 6, 2017
Contact: Ted Bordelon
314 Action to Hold Facebook Live Panel with Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse, Governor Jay Inslee and More
The Panel, “Taking Action in Post-Paris Agreement America,” Will Cover What Government Leaders Are Doing and How Citizens Can Act Locally
(Washington, D.C.) -- In response to President Donald Trump’s announcement that the United States would leave the Paris Agreement, 314 Action will hold a Facebook live panel today at 4PM EST featuring Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse and Gov Jay Inslee, that will detail what government officials, local municipalities and citizens can and should do in response to the withdrawal. Sen. Whitehouse is one of the most outspoken critics of climate change skepticism in the Senate, and Gov. Inslee is a member of the recently formed United States Climate Alliance.
The panel discussion will be moderated by 314 Action founder Shaughnessy Naughton, and Q+A sessions following each panelist will allow viewers on Facebook to ask questions about the ramifications of leaving the Paris Agreement.
The panel will take place at 4PM EST at 314 Action's Facebook page.
The panel will feature the following:
Senator Sheldon Whitehouse, United States Senator from Rhode Island
Governor Jay Inslee, 23rd Governor of Washington and member of the United States Climate Alliance
Dana Nuccitelli, environmental scientist and astrophysicist, writer for The Guardian and skepticalscience.com
Dan Abrams, Global Director of the Earth Day Network and former EPA staffer
Nick Shapiro, Co-Founder, Environmental Data and Governance Initiative
During the panel, 314 Action will also announce the current results of its campaign for members of the public to sign the Paris Agreement on behalf of the United States. In 4 days, more than 50,000 people have signed on at http://www.sign.paris/, and signatures are still flooding in. In the coming weeks, 314 Action will deliver the signatures in the form of a petition to the office of the President.
314 Action is a nonprofit 501(c)(4) that was founded by members of the STEM community, grassroots supporters and political activists. Despite being a recently formed organization, 314 Action has over 200,000 active members and donors across the United States. 314 Action is concerned that STEM education in the United States is falling further and further behind the rest of the world, that our political leaders continue to deny scientific facts and that Congress fails to fully fund scientific research so we can solve pressing issues. For more information, visit 314action.org