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Ohio NAACP Declares Energy as a Civil Rights Issue

6/5/2014, 9:13 p.m.

WHAT:

The NAACP Ohio State Conference of Units will release a new report that assesses energy policy in the State of Ohio from a civil rights lens. Titled “Just Energy Policies: Reducing Pollution and Creating Jobs - Ohio Report”, the report provides analysis of Ohio’s energy sector policies based on environmental, human health and economic impacts and lays a path for preserving the wellbeing of community while creating economic enterprise opportunities. “At a time when gains in Ohio’s clean energy transition are being threatened by the shortsighted Senate Bill 310, the NAACP is compelled to insert a justice and equity based analysis into the deliberations, in order to halt the advancement of this dangerous bill,” states NAACP Ohio President Sybil Edwards McNabb.

WHEN:

May 23, 2014, 9:00 a.m. – 10:00am

WHERE:

YWCA Columbus

Griswold Library, 1st floor

65 South Fourth Street

Columbus, Ohio 43215

Conference Call Dial-In Information

Dial-in Number: (712)432-1212

Meeting ID: 729-332-579

WHO:

Sybil Edwards McNabb, Ohio State Conference of Units President

Jacqueline Patterson, NAACP National Environmental and Climate Justice Program Director

Trish Demeter, Ohio Environmental Council (INVITED