Roundtable and Q&A With Select Committee Members, Public Health, Environmental Justice Champions

Jun 29, 2020
Press Release

WASHINGTON - Chair Kathy Castor, members of the Select Committee on the Climate Crisis, and a group of special guests will join a virtual roundtable on Tuesday afternoon to discuss how climate solutions can help keep families healthy, advance environmental justice, and create more resilient communities.

The roundtable will follow the release of the Select Committee's comprehensive congressional action plan to solve the climate crisis, which will be unveiled during a press conference with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on the steps of the Capitol on Tuesday at 10 am. 


WHO: 
Chair Kathy Castor (D-FL)
Members of the Select Committee on the Climate Crisis
Gina McCarthy, President & CEO, NRDC; Former EPA Administrator
Michele Roberts, National Co-Coordinator, Environmental Justice Health Alliance for Chemical Policy Reform
Commissioner Brigid Shea, Travis County (TX) Commissioner; Board Chair, ICLEI Local Governments for Sustainability
Dr. Elena V. Rios, President & CEO, National Hispanic Medical Association
Alexis Aqazvick Rexford, Fellow, Alaska Youth for Environmental Action (AYEA), from Sivuqaq (Gambell) Alaska 

WHAT: Virtual roundtable on congressional climate action framework from the Select Committee on the Climate Crisis

WHEN: Tuesday, June 30, at 1:00 p.m. ET

NOTE: Once RSVP is confirmed, members of the media will receive information for logging into the virtual event through Microsoft Teams (preferred). Members of the media may also choose to dial in, but will not be permitted into the event without providing their phone number in advance. 

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BACKGROUND:
The House Select Committee on the Climate Crisis was created by Speaker Pelosi at the outset of the 116th session of Congress to make science-based policy recommendations to the standing committees of jurisdiction on how to solve the climate crisis. Those recommendations will be released on Tuesday, June 30, and will be available at climatecrisis.house.gov.


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