July 27, 2004 [SolarAccess.com] Citing manufacturing job losses, energy security and environmental concerns, a moderated “Town Hall” exchange with delegates at the Democratic National Convention will call for “New Energy for America”. Democratic political leaders, labor leaders, environmental leaders, business leaders, state treasurers, and delegates will assemble in Boston, Massachusetts to call for a national investment in clean energy technologies. They hope to preserve and create jobs, boost national security, reduce pollution and dependence on foreign oil, and promote U.S. competitiveness in the 21st century through a national program. On Wednesday, July 28, a moderated, town hall style format will include remarks from participants as well as unscripted exchanges, and will include labor giants John Sweeney, AFL-CIO, and Leo Gerard, Steelworkers, and Pennsylvania Governor Ed Rendell in discussing the need to transition from old industry to new to preserve and create U.S. jobs. The event will take place at The State Room, 60 State Street, Boston, MA, 2:00 – 3:30 p.m. The moderator will be Steve Curwood, who is the host of Living on Earth which airs on National Public Radio. Attendees are encouraged to arrive fifteen minutes in advance.