Senator Ferlo's Rally for Clean Energy Jobs in Point State Park


As the city hunkers down to prepare for the G-20 Summit this week, State Senator Jim Ferlo (D-Pittsburgh) announces his Rally for Clean Energy Jobs in Point State Park from 6-9 pm on
Wednesday, September 23, 2009.  Scheduled speakers are Leo Gerard, International President, United Steel Workers; Carl Pope, Executive Director, Sierra Club; Richard Trumka, President, AFL-CIO;  and Maggie Fox, CEO and President, Alliance for Climate Protection.

Scheduled entertainers are Da Flow Band, the Pittsburgh Gospel Choir, Joan Jett and the Blackhearts, Big Head Todd and the Monsters, Kathy Mattea, Joe Grushecky & The Houserockers.

The festival-style event will focus on the need to create millions of clean energy “green” jobs in America, as well as show how Pittsburgh is a natural choice for leading such an initiative.  Senator Ferlo says, “I chose to focus on advocating for this issue during the Pittsburgh G-20 Summit, because transforming our economy through alternative energy investments that modernize infrastructure and job markets should be our top priority as a nation and a planet.”

The event co-sponsors are Senator Ferlo, United Steel Workers, Alliance for Climate Protection, Blue Green Alliance, AFL-CIO.  The event is wheel chair accessible, free, and open to the public. Reserved seating tickets are available on a limited basis. For ticket information, email Mikhail at, or call 412.621.3006.