PRESS RELEASE: ACC President Benji Backer to Testify Before Congressional Joint Committees

Date: 9/12/2019
Contact: Bethany / bethany@acc.eco

ACC President Benji Backer to Testify Before Congressional Joint Committees with Greta Thunberg, others


ACC President Benji Backer will testify next week before a joint session of the Congressional Subcommittee on Foreign Affairs and the Selects Committee on the Climate Crisis.  This hearing is part of a larger conversation on the global climate crisis, and ACC looks forward to contributing to this hearing along with other young leaders in the climate movement.



ACC President Benji Backer said: “Young voices, regardless of political ideology, have made fighting climate change a priority across the world. Protecting our environment is a moral good and a necessity for a brighter future. I’m excited to join Greta Thunberg, Jamie Margolin, and Vic Barrett to discuss the future of climate change policy and how we can collaborate as global citizens.”

The panel, titled “Young Voices Leading the Next Generation on the Climate Crisis,” will occur at the Rayburn U.S. House Office Building on Wednesday, September 18th. Backer will join Greta Thunberg, Jamie Margolin, and Vic Barrett in discussing this important topic.  ACC is encouraged by the productive dialogue that will come from this hearing and looks forward to the opportunity to share free-market policies to address climate change.

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Bethany BowraComment