Laura Cofsky

100 Prominent Faith Leaders to Converge on Capitol Hill, Urge Congress to Pass the American Jobs Plan and 100% Clean Electricity Standard

MEDIA ADVISORY June 2, 2021 Contact: Mike Tidwell, mtidwell@chesapeakeclimate.org, 240-460-5838, Takoma Park Presbyterian Church Laura Cofsky, laura@chesapeakeclimate.org, 571-275-6696 WASHINGTON, DC — One hundred prominent faith leaders from across the country and from a variety of traditions will come together on Capitol Hill on June 9th in support of President Joe Biden’s historic American Jobs Plan and its provision for …

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Statement from CCAN Action Fund’s Federal and Maryland Policy Director Jamie DeMarco After Larry Hogan Allows the “Zero–Emission Bus Transition Act” and the “Tree Solutions Now Act” to Become Law

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 3, 2021 Contact: Laura Cofsky, laura@chesapeakeclimate.org, 571-275-6696 Jamie DeMarco, jamie@chesapeakeclimate.org, 443-845-5601 ANNAPOLIS, MD – In a surprising turn of events, Governor Larry Hogan decided not to veto the “Zero-Emission Bus Transition” Act (SB 137) and the “Tree Solutions Now” Act (HB 991), instead allowing them to become law on May 28th. These bills included …

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Over 100 Politicians and Business Owners Across West Virginia Call on Senator Manchin to Support a Clean Energy Economy

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 2, 2021 Contact: Laura Cofsky, laura@chesapeakeclimate.org, 571-275-6696 Jamie DeMarco, jamie@chesapeakeclimate.org, 443-845-5601 West Virginia, long America’s energy powerhouse, wants the US to turn its attention away from coal and towards wind and solar energy HILLSBORO, WEST VIRGINIA — In an unprecedented show of support for a true transition, over 100 prominent West Virginia elected …

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OUTDOOR EVENT SERIES: 100 Leaders for 100% Clean Energy

This summer, we need to show Congress that we the people demand 100% clean electricity by 2035. Each week for eight weeks leading up to the August recess, we will invite 100 prominent leaders from key constituency groups to gather near the steps of Congress. With speeches and testimonials, the leaders will endorse Biden’s climate/infrastructure …

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Nearly 50,000 Voters Tell Congress to Pass President Biden’s 100% Clean Electricity Plan Now

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 10, 2021 Contact: Mike Tidwell, Director, Chesapeake Climate Action Network and CCAN Action Fund, 240-460-5838, mtidwell@chesapeakeclimate.org Laura Cofsky, Chesapeake Climate Action Network and CCAN Action Fund, 571-275-6696, laura@chesapeakeclimate.org Biggest petition to date shows  widespread momentum across the country for a dramatic shift toward clean energy with benefits for economically struggling communities  …

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CCAN Action Fund Joins Over 150 Climate Groups In Letter Urging Biden and Congress to Pass 100% Clean Electricity Standard By 2035

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 26, 2021 Contact: Laura Cofsky, laura@chesapeakeclimate.org, 571-275-6696 Jamie DeMarco, jamie@chesapeakeclimate.org, 443-845-5601 WASHINGTON, DC — Today, CCAN Action Fund joined more than 150 organizations to release a letter urging President Biden and Congressional leaders to pass economic recovery legislation that includes a 100% by 2035 federal Clean Electricity Standard (CES), with an interim goal of 80% …

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Statement from CCAN Action Fund’s Federal and Maryland Policy Director Jamie DeMarco on the “Climate Solutions Now” Act’s failure to Pass Maryland’s General Assembly

ANNAPOLIS, MD – In a very disappointing turn of events for Maryland’s climate leaders and residents alike, legislators failed to pass the groundbreaking “Climate Solutions Now” Act (SB 414/HB 583). The bill, which was co-sponsored by Senator Paul Pinsky (D-Prince Georges) and Delegate Dana Stein (D-Baltimore), as introduced would have mandated a 60% reduction in …

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Two Dozen Electric Cars Parade through Annapolis in Support of Groundbreaking “Climate Solutions Now” Act and its Provision to Reduce Emissions 60% by 2030

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 31, 2021 Contact: Laura Cofsky, laura@chesapeakeclimate.org, 571-275-6696 OR 202-642-9336 Jamie DeMarco, jamie@chesapeakeclimate.org, 443-845-5601 Senator Paul Pinsky, CCAN Action Fund’s Anthony Field, Erica Weiss of MPHA, Ben Roush of FSi Engineers, Thomasina Poirot of Baltimore Tree Trust, Joyce Breiner of Poolesville Green, and CCAN Action Fund’s Jamie DeMarco gave impassioned speeches against a backdrop …

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Maryland’s Youth Come Together in Support of “Climate Solutions Now” Act, FUTURE Act

High school and college student leaders from some of the state’s foremost climate groups are rallying for climate action in Maryland ANNAPOLIS, MD — Today, youth leaders from across Maryland came together for a rally to urge the state’s legislators to act on climate and guarantee a liveable planet for future generations. In particular, high …

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Maryland Voters Strongly Support Major Action by General Assembly To Address Climate Change and Improve Public Transportation

New Poll Shows Strong Backing for Increased Use of Renewable Energy,  Tree Planting and Expanded Public Transportation Options Annapolis, MD – As wide-ranging climate and transportation legislation moves through the 2021 Maryland General Assembly, a poll from the Maryland League of Conservation Voters (Maryland LCV) shows that Maryland voters strongly support doing more to comprehensively address climate change and improve transportation and transit options. The new polling, which was commissioned by the Maryland League of Conservation Voters, was released today as the Climate Solutions Now Coalition brings together …

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