Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Rally for Clean Energy Jobs

As the city hunkers down to prepare for the G-20 Summit this week, State Sen. Jim Ferlo (D-Pittsburgh) is revealing long-awaited plans for his intended use of Point State Park on the day before the Summit begins.

The festival-style event will focus on the need to create millions of clean energy “green” jobs in America, as well as show how Pittsburgh is a natural choice for leading such an initiative. Numerous speakers and musical entertainers of national and international acclaim are expected. Event details are below:

Name of Event: Rally for Clean Energy Jobs

Event Co-Sponsors: Senator Jim Ferlo (D-Lawrenceville), United Steel Workers, Alliance for Climate Protection, Blue Green Alliance, AFL-CIO

Event Location: Point State Park, City Side Festival Grounds - Pittsburgh, PA

Event Date: Wednesday, September 23
Event Time: 6-9 p.m.

Scheduled Speakers: Leo Gerard, International President, United Steel Workers; Carl Pope, Executive Director, Sierra Club; Richard Trumka, President, AFL-CIO; Maggie Fox, CEO and President, Alliance for Climate Protection; and more

Scheduled Entertainers: Da Flow Band, the Pittsburgh Gospel Choir, Joan Jett and the Blackhearts, Big Head Todd and the Monsters, Kathy Mattea, Joe Grushecky & The Houserockers

“Our goals for this event are twofold,” said Ferlo. “First, this is a family-friendly event that hopes to draw the participation and interest of every Pittsburgher. Second, by mixing interactive entertainment and education into an overall program, we’ll provide a platform for the people of Pittsburgh to send a clear message to the world.

“I chose to focus on advocating for this issue during the Pittsburgh G-20 Summit, because transforming our economy through alternative energy investments that modernize infrastructure and the job market should be our top priority as a nation and a planet.”

The event is wheel chair accessible, free, and open to the public. Reserved seating tickets are available on a limited basis. For ticket information, email Mikhail at, or call 412-621-3006.

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