National Veterans Tour for Clean Energy & Security Hits Orono
Veterans say oil dependence funds enemies,
climate change destabilizes nations
This Tuesday, as part of a four-month national bus tour, the Veterans for American Power National Tour will come to Bangor, Maine. 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.
Earlier this year, the Defense Department identified climate change as a strategic threat to international security. Read more about this.
WHAT: Roundtable discussion with local veterans
WHERE: Woodbury Bumps Room, University of Maine Memorial Union, 5778 University Bookstore, Orono ME
WHEN: Tuesday, March 30 @ 2:00 p.m.
VISUAL: 45-foot long wrapped tour bus (photo)
This will be the last of three cities the Tour will visit in Maine. Previously the tour was in New York. It will continue on to Massachusetts 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 www.OperationFree.net . Operation Free is a campaign of the Truman National Security Project.
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