Two groups of American veterans, military and national security leaders are calling on Congress to take action on clean energy legislation.
Last week we told you about Partnership for a Secure America — a new group that's calling for a climate bill for the sake of our national security. Now the group has released a signed statement calling for "a clear, comprehensive, realistic and broadly bipartisan plan to address our role in the climate change crisis."
The statement is signed by 32 heavy-hitters from national politics and the military, and from all over the political spectrum.
At the same time, our friends at Vote Vets are launching a new national TV ad campaign. From their website:
Featuring Iraq War Veterans, (the ad) makes the case that oil profits to the Middle East fund the same terrorists we’re fighting, and closes with the line that “It’s not just a question of American energy, it’s a question of American power."
Vote Vets has also sent more than one hundred veterans to Washington D.C. this week to push for passage of a bill. They are working with a coalition of other veterans and security groups called Operation Free.