Bold Nebraska supporters, in partnership with Nebraska Sierra Club and Nebraska Farmers Union, are headed to DC for one of the largest gatherings of Americans concerned about the Keystone XL pipeline and climate change.
The rally, called Forward on Climate, takes places on Sunday, Feb. 17th from 11am-3pm CT.
Over 125 Nebraskans are making the trip to DC to ensure President Obama and our elected officials hear our voices to reject the risky and unnecessary Keystone XL export pipeline.
During the week Nebraskans will meet with the US State Department and various Members of Congress to express the ongoing concerns of risks to our water, soil and property rights.
Below are Nebraska contacts who will be in DC and are available for interviews.
The schedule of events and meetings with officials will be updated with any changes or additions.
Photos of press briefing, meetings with officials and the rally in DC will be posted on http://www.flickr.com/boldnebraska (albums on right hand side titled Nebraskans Headed to DC and Dear President Obama).
Images used to promote event including ads targeted at Pres. Obama are on our Facebook page.
If you have trouble getting images you need, please email email@example.com.
Jane Kleeb, firstname.lastname@example.org, 402-705-3622 / updates, connecting to landowners
Mary Anne Andrei, email@example.com, 402-617-0413 / photos, livestream info
Randy Thompson, firstname.lastname@example.org, 402-920-2759 / landowner
Abbi Kleinschmidt, email@example.com / landowner
Jim Tarnick, firstname.lastname@example.org, 308-750-4796 / landowner
Suz Luebbe, email@example.com, 402-340-5155 / landowner
Britton Bailey, firstname.lastname@example.org, 402-432-5797 / citizen
Ken Winston, email@example.com, 402-212-3737 / Sierra Club
Zack Hamilton, firstname.lastname@example.org, 402-875-1433 / Farmers Union
Tom Genung, email@example.com, 402-984-7548 / NEAT (landowner legal group)
Reed Brodersen, firstname.lastname@example.org, 402-450-7047 / UNL Students and Bus Riders
Press Briefing on DC events and Lawsuit on Pipeline Route
Nebraska State Capitol, rotunda for press briefing and by Lincoln statue for “oil spill” visual banners that are coming with us to DC
Nebraska Delegation Breakfast (we will attend and ask pipeline questions)
Dirksen Senate Bldg. (go to basement of the building)
Civil Disobedience at White House
White House, more info here
Meeting with Rep. Lee Terry office
2266 Rayburn Bldg, DC
Meeting with Sen. Mike Johanns office
404 Russell Bldg, DC
Meeting with Sen. Whitehouse office (he is Senator from RI and is on a critical committee)
717 Hart Bldg, DC
Meeting with Rep. Adrian Smith office
2241 Rayburn Bldg, DC
Meeting with Rep. Jeff Fortenberry office
1514 Longworth Bldg, DC
Meeting with US State Department
2201 C Street NW, DC
Press can interview Nebraskans at these bus stops. 56 Nebraskans are traveling to DC on the bus. All of these stops are on Friday, Feb. 15. Press contact for the bus ride is Reed Brodersen, email@example.com, 402-450-7047
Bus Departs Kearney â€¨
Country Inn and Suites (110 S 2nd Ave, Kearney)
Bus Departs Lincoln
Shoemakers Truckstop (151 SW 48th St, Lincoln)
Bus Departs Omaha
Saap Brothers Truckstop (9905 Sapp Brothers Dr, Omaha)
The bus will then continue on to DC straight thru arriving on Saturday afternoon.
Bus Arrives Washington, DC â€¨
4pm ESTâ€¨(approximate time)
Union Station (50 Massachusetts Ave NE, DC)
Landowner, Tribal and Midwest Gathering
Irish Whiskey Public House (1207 19th St NW, DC)
We will have a presentation by landowners and citizens. Great time for more casual interviews.
Forward Climate Rally, Omaha
1:30 pm CT
Memorial Park, along Dodge St. (just east of UNO at Dodge St. and Happy Hollow Blvd.)
Nebraskans not traveling to DC will meet up in Omaha to hold signs and listen to speakers. Solidarity events like this one in Omaha are happening all across the United States. Press contact for the Omaha rally is David Corbin, 402-690-9134, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Forward Climate Rally, DC
10am CT / 11am EST (meet up time for Nebraskans)
11am-3pm CT / Noon-4pm EST (official rally start time)
Nebraskans will meet in front of the American History Museum at 11 AM (1400 Constitution Ave NW).
We walk over together to the rally, which starts at noon at the Washington Monument with a march around the White House. A human pipeline will also be formed. Speakers will greet the crowd.
Dear President Obama
The video below was created once President Obama won re-election. These pictures were also sent to the President and can be seen on Flickr.
Several hundred handwritten letters have also been sent through our Dear President Obama website.