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Political Donors Organize To Raise Global Warming in '08

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As President Bush holds day two of his photo-op on global warming with the world's biggest polluters, the climate crisis is center stage. Yet instead of relying on the hot air of our current president to actually move forward on solutions to global warming, here at LCV, all eyes are on the '08 presidential candidates. What are their plans to fight global warming? Do they have real solutions to address these challenges -- or are they like our current footdragger-in-chief, full of empty promises and emptier measures?

In our quest to have all of the presidential candidates discuss their plans to address this challenge, we have gathered a unique group of allies: political donors.

Today, the LCV Education Fund joined with the California LCV to launch the Presidential Leadership Network (PLN), a group of influential donors from across the nation and across party lines set on making global warming a priority for the next president. The network is co-chaired by: Robert Redford, Teddy Roosevelt IV, Laura Turner Seydel, Larry Rockefeller, Laurie David, former Representative Sherry Boehlert (R-NY), and Vinod Khosla.

The 250 PLN members are bringing together a group of significant donors to personally make the case for the importance of taking quick action on global warming with the candidates. From talking with the candidates in private meetings, at fundraisers and house parties, and in letters and phone calls, these donors are making the case for the next president to step up to the plate on global warming.

We will continue to urge all of the candidates to discuss their plans to curb global warming and finally set this country on track to a clean energy future.