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Press Room:  For Immediate Release 
Explore, Enjoy and Protect the Planet

PRESS ADVISORY for Thursday April 24

Contact:
Josh McNeil; joshua_mcneil@lcv.org; 202.454.4573
David Willett; david.willett@sierraclub.org; 202.675.6698
William Lutz; wlutz@defenders.org; 202.772.0269
Elise Annunziata; eannunziata@cleanwater.org; 603.622.8151
Ivan Frishberg; ivan@environmentamerica.org; 202.683.1250

Coalition of Leading Environmental Groups to Announce
Top Electoral 2008 Targets
Joint Teleconference on Thursday, April 24 -- 12:30pm

WASHINGTON, DC: In 2006, a coalition of the nation’s leading environmental organizations worked together to defeat Representative Richard Pombo, the anti-environmental Chair of the House Resources Committee. Their unprecedented cooperation and investment of more than $1.7 million led to the first defeat of a sitting committee chair in a decade.

In 2008, those same organizations have joined together with new partners to elect a veto-proof 60 vote pro-environment majority in the United States Senate.

In honor of Earth Week, leaders from five national environmental organizations will identify the three key races of 2008 and outline strategies for victory on a national teleconference.

WHAT: Teleconference to announce top environmental election targets for 2008.
WHEN: Thursday, April 24, 2008 -- 12:30PM Eastern
WHERE: National Teleconference
              Phone: 800.514.0831
              Code: 21472535

WHO: Cathy Duvall, Sierra Club
Rodger Schlickeisen, Defenders of Wildlife
Gene Karpinski, League of Conservation Voters
John DeCock, Clean Water Action
Ivan Frishberg, Environment America

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