Contact: Jill Brownley, Public Relations, Apex Strategic Consulting, JillBrownley@gmail.com, 602.509.4311
Tucson, AZ – On Wednesday, August 11, at 9:30 AM PST, Arizona State Senator Kirsten Engel (LD-10) will join Tucson local businesses and public health professionals for an in-person press conference at the Historic Train Depot (near Hotel Congress) calling for strong federal investments in clean transportation infrastructure. The event is sponsored by Moms Clean Air Force Arizona and BlueGreen Alliance as part of a series of grassroots events coordinated by the Climate Action Campaign.
Transportation accounts for almost a third of all U.S. air pollution and is the single largest source of climate-harming carbon pollution in the country. Investments in clean transportation are essential for reducing Tucson’s air pollution, improving public health, creating good jobs and spurring the local economy. Tucson-based public transit system Sun Tran recently added an electric transit bus with additional zero-pollution buses expected to hit the streets of Tucson by the end of the year. Featured speakers will emphasize how a bold federal investment in clean transportation will help further the city’s goal to get more electric buses on Tucson streets, which will only further boost and benefit the local economy while helping to clean up the air for Arizona families, workers, visitors and businesses.
- Kirsten Engel, Arizona State Senator
- Columba Sainz, Arizona Field Consultant, Moms Clean Air Force
- Dr. Barbara Warren, Chapter Director, Physicians for Social Responsibility
- Todd Hanley, Chief Executive Officer, Hotel Congress Project
- Fabian Sandez, Regional Manager for AZ and NM, Southwest Regional Council of Carpenters
- Michael Peel, Statewide Sustainability Director, Local First Arizona
Wednesday, August 11, 2021 | 9:30 AM PST
Parking lot Historic Train Depot near Hotel Congress
Toole Lot, 410 NE Toole Ave, Tucson, AZ 85701
Google Map Link of Site Location: here
A professional videographer and photographer will be onsite; Photos and b-roll will be made available afterwards if interested.
Press is encouraged to arrive at the event at 9:25 a.m. PST. Speakers will be available for questions following the event.