CHICAGO. – State Rep. Lindsey LaPointe, D-Chicago, is gearing up to co-lead with state Sen. Rob Martwick, D-Chicago, an upcoming Environmental Town Hall with the Illinois Environmental Council (IEC) on Monday, Oct. 21 from 6-7:30 p.m. at the Austin-Irving Library, located at 6100 W. Irving Park.
“It is very clear that the tide is significantly changing on climate change, and we all must act now,” said LaPointe. “I’ve heard directly from constituents about their climate concerns which informed my decision to host a town hall as one of our first events. During the Environmental Town Hall, Senator Martwick and I plan to offer constituents relevant information about environmental issues in their region, as well as legislative updates on the new Clean Energy and Jobs Act.”
The town hall event will aim to address a variety of topics and issues within environmentalism and climate action. Guests who attend will get the opportunity to learn more about clean energy sources, saving money on their electric bill, and protecting natural resources in Illinois. For any constituents who would like to learn more, LaPointe can be reached through her email address at firstname.lastname@example.org or her office number at (773)-647-1174. Guests interested in attending can RSVP at ilenviro.org/jeffpark.com. This event is free and open to the public. Parking will be made available and refreshments will be provided.
“Illinois must pass the Clean Energy Jobs Act legislation now so our state can show the rest of the nation our commitment to environmental conservation, while simultaneously investing in green jobs and infrastructure,” said LaPointe. “It is not too late for any of us to find tangible, viable solutions for facing climate change head-on and there are social and economic benefits to being environmentally conscious.”
LaPointe represents the 19th District, which covers portions of Chicago’s Big Oaks, Dunning, Gladstone Park, Jefferson Park, Portage Park, Union Ridge and West Portage Park neighborhoods, and River Grove, Elmwood Park, Norridge and Harwood Heights.