Senators and Religious Leaders United on Urgent Need to Address Global Warming
May 21, 2008

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BACKGROUND:  U.S. Senators Barbara Boxer (D-CA), Chairman of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee, John Warner (R-VA), and Joe Lieberman (ID-CT) will be joined by the members of America's leading religious organizations to discuss the need for action to address the challenge of global warming. These leaders from faith communities across the entire spectrum of religious life in America, represent millions of American religious believers, who are supporting action on global climate change to avert environmental catastrophe and to protect the people who are most vulnerable in the face of a changing climate.


WHEN:
WEDNESDAY, MAY 21, 2008
12:00 PM EDT


LOCATION:
EPW Hearing Room
SD-406 Dirksen Senate Office Building
Washington, DC


WEBCAST: Webcast will be available at http://epw.senate.gov starting at 12:00 PM EDT


PARTICIPANTS:

Senator Barbara Boxer (D-CA)
Chairman, Environment and Public Works Committee

Senator John Warner (R-VA)
Ranking Member, Subcommittee on Private Sector and Consumer Solutions to Global Warming and Wildlife Protection

Senator Joe Lieberman (ID-CT)
Chairman, Subcommittee on Private Sector and Consumer Solutions to Global Warming and Wildlife Protection

Rabbi David Saperstein
Director and Counsel, Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism

Bishop Thomas Wenski
Catholic Bishop of Orlando, Florida
Chairman, Committee on International Policy, U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops

Reverend Jim Ball
Evangelical Environmental Network

Rev. Dr. Mari Castellanos
Minister for Policy Advocacy, United Church of Christ

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