State Treasurer Jonathan Miller recently spoke at a NFTY convention and made an appeal to preserve the environment.
“Today we issue our declaration of independence,” Miller told participants in the Reform youth movement’s 2007 convention Sunday night at the Constitution Center in Philadelphia.With the new session beginning last month, legislation has once again been introduced in Congress dealing with global warming.
Speaking under the flags of the 50 states, Miller, former president of the Reform youth movement, the North American Federation of Temple Youth, and a candidate to become the first Jewish governor of Kentucky, called for greater independence from foreign oil suppliers and for treating environmental stewardship as a sacred calling.
“We know as Jews that the environment is not a scientific issue,” Miller said.
“It is a moral issue."
Sens. John McCain and Joe Lieberman, an Arizona Republican and a Connecticut independent, have introduced legislation that would require caps on carbon emissions. Lieberman predicted that a U.S. measure requiring cuts in greenhouse gas emissions would be law by late 2008 or early 2009.Union after union are going to be campaigning against turncoat Bruce Lunsford. This all goes back to the fall of 2003 when Bruce Lunsford, who ran in the primary as a Democrat, decided to endorse Ernie Fletcher for governor.
They were among other legislators, including House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, a California Democrat with longstanding environmental credentials, who addressed a World Bank-sponsored global forum on climate change last week.
Their talk of mandatory U.S. emissions limits got a warm response from participants from the Group of Eight industrialized nations, as well as developing countries China, India, Brazil, Mexico and South Africa.
Kentucky’s largest labor federation said Monday it will “aggressively educate its members on why Kentucky working families cannot afford Bruce Lunsford as governor of Kentucky.”Indianapolis Mayor Bart Peterson will not run for Governor.
At a news conference at Teamsters Local 783 Union Hall, a group of labor leaders gave their reasons for opposing Lunsford in the May 22 Democratic primary for governor.
Steve Neal, chairman of a coalition of seven unions called Change to Win — Kentucky, said Lunsford has given about $60,000 to Republican candidates and committees during the past 10 years. Neal noted that after Lunsford dropped out of the Democratic primary for governor in 2003, Lunsford supported Republican Gov. Ernie Fletcher’s campaign.
Neal also said Lunsford worked on a task force for Fletcher that advocated the elimination of the state Labor Cabinet.
Neal said he would not be able to support Lunsford for governor even if Lunsford wins the primary.
To put Democratic interest in Schellinger in perspective, consider this: Gregg is also a potential candidate for the party's nomination. Despite his own interest, Gregg says Schellinger is the party's "fresh face."HB 184 is a bad idea and I hope that it doesn't get passed. Chances are, it probably will.
"I've got to be candid," he said. "His decision would make mine a lot easier."
Many other Democrats agree. It's easy to see why. Schellinger is president of a successful company (CSO Schenkel Shultz), and while he lives in Indianapolis, he has Northern Indiana connections as a South Bend native. He's tight with Peterson and U.S. Sen. Evan Bayh. He's not well-known, but most challengers aren't 21 months out.
On Monday, Schellinger said he "is looking at (the race) real seriously." He didn't criticize Daniels but said, "I just think we can do better." Expect a decision "sooner than later."
Meanwhile, Indiana Senate Democratic leader Richard Young Jr. already has formed a gubernatorial campaign committee. He wants the nomination, but it's hard to find many Democrats who think the low-key senator could beat Daniels.
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