AOC Earth Day Event

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 22, 2021

Contact: Justin Perez 
Phone:  312.282.5618    E-mail: jp@ocasiocortez.com
 ADVISORY: OCASIO-CORTEZ TO HOST 
EARTH DAY COMMUNITY EVENT IN ASTORIA PARK

(Astoria, NY) –  This Saturday, April 24, Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez will host an Earth Day celebration in Astoria Park for families in the community. The event will include socially distanced games, arts and crafts, and activities with a focus on the Green New Deal and the environment. Participating community organizations include Sunrise Movement, New York Communities for Change, Food & Water Watch, Sane Energy, NYPIRG, DSA, and Queens Climate Project. Attendees are required to wear a mask.

Rep. Ocasio-Cortez will be joined by State Senator Jessica Ramos, State Senator Mike Gianaris, and Assembly Member Zohran Mamdani for remarks about the NRG Energy, Inc proposal for the Astoria power plant. The Congresswoman opposes NRG’s effort to replace their 50-year old turbine at the Astoria ‘peaker’ plant with a generator that burns fossil fuels extracted by fracking. 


MEDIA DETAILS
WHAT: Congresswoman Ocasio-Cortez hosts community event in Astoria Park on Earth Day, will be joined by Assemblymember Mamdani, State Senator Ramos, and State Senator Gianaris

WHEN: Saturday, April 24
Event: 12 – 3pm
Remarks: 1 – 2pm

WHERE: Astoria Park 
Near entrance at 24th Avenue and 19th Street, closer to Shore Blvd RSVP by replying to this email or contacting jp@ocasiocortez.com.
 All press who attend must comply with current New York COVID-19
mitigation measures, including wearing masks during interviews and recording of B-roll.

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