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***STRICTLY EMBARGOED***

MEDIA ADVISORY for FRIDAY, JUNE 20

Sierra Club, United Steelworkers to Jointly Endorse

Barack Obama for President at Friday Event

Cleveland , Ohio --Using Cleveland's own lakeside wind turbine as the backdrop, the Sierra Club will announce its endorsement of Senator Barack Obama for president.   National Sierra Club leaders will be joined at the event by United Steelworkers International President Leo Gerard and Senator Sherrod Brown.   Together these environmental, labor, and political leaders will explain why Barack Obama is the leader who will put America on the path to a clean energy economy that creates and keeps millions of jobs, spurs innovation and opportunity, and makes us a more secure nation.

The Sierra Club is the nation's oldest, largest, and most influential grassroots environmental organization, with 1.3 million members and supporters.   The United Steelworkers represents 850,000 workers in the United States and Canada employed in the metals, rubber, chemicals, paper, oil refining and other industries as well as the service and public sectors.  

WHO:              Senator Sherrod Brown

                        Carl Pope, Sierra Club Executive Director

                        Leo Gerard, United Steelworkers International President

                        Allison Chin, Sierra Club President

WHEN:            10:00 A.M. , Friday, June 20

WHERE:           Great Lakes Science Center

                         601 Erieside Avenue

                         Cleveland , OH

                       

                  The event will take place outside the Science Center directly in front of  the wind turbine.

 

CONTACT:     Josh Dorner, 202.679.7570 (m), mailto:josh.dorner@sierraclub.org

                      Teresa McHugh   614-425-3245, mailto:teresa.mchugh@sierraclub.org

 

 

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