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**Media Advisory for Wed., July 22 at 2:00PM ET**

Contacts: Oliver Bernstein, Sierra Club, 512-477-2152
Kevin Hamilton, Student Conservation Association, 603-543-1700, ext 185

Young Americans Join Congressman Raśl Grijalva to Support the
Public Lands Service Corps

Congressman Raśl Grijalva will join forces with Student Conservation Association crew and Sierra Club youth to call on Congress to vote in favor of the Public Lands Service Corps Act of 2009, H.R. 1612. Through this legislation the next generation of public land stewards and enthusiasts takes up tools to clear the trail toward green and service-oriented jobs.

WHAT:  H.R. 1612 improves opportunities for youth and young adults, particularly those from underserved communities, to gain valuable job skills and to spend time outdoors while providing much-needed services on our nation’s public lands. The bill authorizes Corps participants to work to enhance the resiliency of our public lands in the face of climate change.

WHO:   Congressman Raśl M. Grijalva, (D-AZ)
             Talita Sueldo, member, Student Conservation Association
             Reginald Hagood, VP for Strategic Initiatives, Student Conservation Association
             Jacqueline Ostfeld, National Youth Representative, Sierra Club
             SCA crew members and Sierra Club youth ready for training in green careers
 
WHERE: The House Triangle, on the House side of the US Capitol East Front, Washington, D.C.

WHEN:  Wednesday, July 22nd, 2:00-2:30pm ET

VISUALS:  Youth and young adults in work clothes, carrying tools, in front of the U.S. Capitol Building.

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