May to Host Symposium on Energy and National Security
On World Environment Day, June 2, 2012, Representative
Karen May (D-Highland Park) will co-host the Chicago North Shore Energy
symposium on energy and national security with the Veteran Outreach Program of
the Truman National Security Project. The
event will take place at 10 a.m. at the Highland Park Police Department
Conference Room, 1677 Old Deerfield Road in Highland Park.
Participants will discuss how oil
dependence and climate change are threatening our country and endangering our
troops, and the strength of America at large.
The symposium will feature returning veterans, top retired military officers, and political experts to discuss the facts; highlight the risks of
energy dependence; and collaborate on how best to educate the public on why a
commitment to clean energy initiatives at the local, state, and federal level
is vital to the future of America’s job security, as well as our national
“Switching to a green energy economy is the right thing to do for so
many reasons: to save our planet, protect our health, and create jobs,” said
Rep. May. “Our military leaders also can
show us how it is essential for our national security. This is a message I want to bring to our
local communities,” May added.
Veterans, students, business representatives, environmental
groups, the faith community, local organizations and members of the public are
invited. To R.S.V.P. to the
symposium, contact Rep. May’s constituent services office at (847) 433-9100 or
by e-mail at email@example.com.