Al Gore will be webcasting live to a student organization known as Power
Vote at campuses around the country Wednesday night, congratulating them on their efforts to get the student vote out.
Power Vote is a group of students campaigning to make green living a real issue in legislatures across the country. They ask that students sign a pledge to vote for representatives who have a legitimate concern regarding the promotion of green jobs and an economy that runs on clean energy.
The pledge is a physical representation of how many students consider global warming and green living to be a real issue and are looking for change. Power Vote hopes to use the number of students who sign the pledge as leverage to show representatives this is an issue that people are concerned about.
The group has interviewed several congressmen, including Austin’s Elliot Naishtat, to find out what their stances are on clean energy. Power Vote keeps a record of people’s answers in their blog.
On Wednesday, Oct. 29, Al Gore will discuss how critical the youth involvement is in this issue, as well as issuing a call for us to vote for clean energy-minded officials on Election Day, Nov. 4.
Students can view his webcast and meet UT Power Vote students in WEL 2.256 on the University of Texas campus at 7:30.