Monday, April 12, 2010

Veterans to talk about national-security threat of global climate change at OMNI Center on Wednesday

*** ADVISORY ***

National Veterans Tour Comes to Fayetteville,
Talks Energy & Security

Veterans say oil dependence funds enemies, climate change destabilizes nations
This Wednesday, as part of a four-month national bus tour, the Veterans for American Power National Tour will come to Fayetteville, Arkansas.  The tour of US military veterans will highlight the connection between climate change and national security.  The Tour was recently extended to 13 additional states as comprehensive climate and energy legislation gains momentum in Congress.  Over the course of the full tour, the bus will travel to 27 states and hold over 125 events.

Veterans on the Tour highlight how oil money funds terrorism around the world and how climate change creates terrorist safe havens as it destabilizes weak nations through flood, famine, and drought. 

One of the veterans on the tour calls Fayetteville his home.  Another holds a Bachelor's Degree in Political Science and International Relations from the University of Arkansas. 

Attend the event and learn why climate change is a strategic threat to international security.

WHAT: Roundtable discussion with veterans

WHERE: 3274 North Lee Avenue, Fayetteville, AR

WHEN: Wednesday, April 14 @ 12:00 noon

VISUAL: 45-foot long wrapped tour bus (photo)

This is the third of four cities the Tour will visit in Arkansas.   It will also visit Little Rock on the 15th.  Previously the tour was in Louisiana. It will continue on to Tennessee later this week.  The Tour began January 13th in front of the US Capitol.

The Tour will cover the following states: Virginia, Missouri, Colorado, New Mexico, Arizona, Nevada, Oregon, Washington, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Wisconsin, Indiana, Michigan, Ohio, Pennsylvania, New York, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Louisiana, Arkansas, Tennessee, Washington, DC, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Florida.

The Veterans for American Power Tour is a campaign of Operation Free, a bipartisan coalition of veterans and national security organizations dedicated to securing America with clean energy. Learn more at .  Operation Free is a campaign of the Truman National Security Project. 

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Nao Ueda
Outreach Coordinator
Audubon Arkansas
4500 Springer Boulevard
Little Rock, AR 72206
Phone: 501-244-2229
Fax: 501-244-2231

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