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May 16, 2017: Conservationists to Welcome Acclaimed Climate Activist

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Tuesday, May 16, 2017
CONTACT: Ryan Billingham, Communications Director, Wisconsin League of Conservation Voters, 608-208-1129 or ryan@conservationvoters.org

Conservationists to Welcome Acclaimed Climate Activist
Rev. Lennox Yearwood to Speak at Group’s 15th Anniversary

MADISON – On June 8, Wisconsin League of Conservation Voters will celebrate its 15th Anniversary and host one of the most inspiring conservation events of the year, featuring Reverend Lennox Yearwood Jr., President and CEO of the Hip Hop Caucus.

Called one of our country’s “New Green Heroes” by Rolling Stone and named as one of the Top 10 Change Makers in the green movement by Huffington Post, Reverend “The Rev” Yearwood’s innovative climate and clean energy work has garnered the Hip Hop Caucus support from Vice President Al Gore’s Climate Reality Project, League of Conservation Voters, National Wildlife Federation, Sierra Club, and Bill McKibben’s 350.org.

Wisconsin League of Conservation Voters will celebrate 15 years of fighting for Wisconsin’s air, land, and water. Media is invited to a private VIP hour and media event at 4:30 p.m., before Rev. Yearwood’s speech.

The event will also feature Milwaukee spoken word artist Kavon Cortez Jones, and a special award ceremony honoring the work of the Simpson Street Free Press.

The Skinny:
WHEN: 5:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Thursday, June 8, 2017
WHERE: Goodman Community Center, 149 Waubesa St., Madison
WHAT: Revvin’ It Up For Conservation!
Join Wisconsin League of Conservation Voters for its 15th Anniversary and one of the most inspiring conservation events of the year, featuring Reverend Lennox Yearwood Jr., President and CEO of the Hip Hop Caucus. Tickets are available online at conservationvoters.org/the-rev or call 608-208-1131.

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Wisconsin League of Conservation Voters is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization dedicated to electing conservation leaders, holding decision makers accountable, and encouraging lawmakers to champion conservation policies that effectively protect Wisconsin’s public health and natural resources.

You can follow legislation impacting natural resources on our Conservation Vote Tracker, a real-time accountability tool that provides you with a complete picture of what conservation issues are in play and how legislators are performing: conservationvoters.org/vote-tracker.