Today was a big rally at the Capitol Building for the release of the brand new "Clean Energy Jobs & American Power Act" bill from Senators John Kerry and Barbara Boxer.
Lots of folks turned out, including plenty of veterans and clean energy activists - not to mention Senators Amy Klobuchar, Bernie Sanders, Frank Lautenberg, Mark Udall, Ben Cardin, Tom Udall, Sheldon Whitehouse, Jeanne Shaheen, and Kirsten Gillibrand.
Also speaking on the topic of how global warming is a huge national security threat were Vice Admiral Lee F. Gunn of the U.S. Navy (Retired) and Afghanistan U.S. Army Veteran Aaron Bailey. Both spoke of how our dependence on foreign oil makes us vulnerable, as well as how global warming causing resource-scarcity will be a security threat to many nations.
All the speakers received huge cheers and applause when talking about the importance of switching the US to a clean energy economy - about how it will boost our economy, create millions of jobs, secure our energy independence and make us more secure overall.