FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 17, 2010
Contact: Kristina Johnson
***MEDIA ADVISORY for TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 21***
BRIEFING: Gulf Coast Leaders Discuss BP Disaster Challenges and Recovery
WHEN: Tuesday, September 21, 2010 8:30 a.m. Eastern
WHERE: SVC 209 Capitol Visitor's Center, Washington, D.C.
WHO: Gulf Coast Fishermen, Shrimpers, Local Activists and Environmental Experts, including:
Chris Bryant, a third generation Alabama fisherman
Jan-Van (Jonny) Truong, board member, Asian Americans for Change, working with the Vietnamese community along the Mississippi coast
Jill Mastrototaro, Sierra Club’s Senior Field Organizing Manager based in New Orleans, Louisiana
Phil Compton, Director of Sierra Club Florida's Beyond Oil campaign
WHAT: Breakfast briefing on continuing economic and environmental damage to the Gulf Coast from the BP oil spill. Representatives from the Gulf Coast will share their stories and offer solutions for restoring communities and ecosystems.
**To set up a phone interview with any of the speakers following the briefing, contact Kristina Johnson at (415) 977-5619.