FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 7, 2009 For more information:
HOUSE MAJORITY COMMUNICATIONS
A D V I S O R Y
MONDAY 1:30 PM, Rep. Scanlan and Lt. Gov
presents Colorado Kids Outdoors Legislation
WHAT: This past year, the Lt Governor toured the state, speaking with Coloradans to discuss the fact that our kids are growing up disconnected from the natural world around them. Working with Rep. Christine Scanlan, they crafted their bill to get “Colorado Kids Outdoors” via science/environmental education, House Bill 1131. The bill is sponsored in the Senate by Dan Gibbs.
Tomorrow, the Lt Governor will testify in the House Education Committee in support of Rep. Scanlan’s bill that will establish an environmental literacy plan and a grant program to help kids reconnect with nature. At the Capitol in House Committee Room 0112. There is sure to be compelling testimony from teens and teachers.
Some have described this program as “No Child Left Inside.”
· Lt. Gov. Barbara O’Brien
· Rep. Christine Scanlan (D-Summit County)
WHEN: MONDAY, Feb. 8, 1:30 PM
WHERE: House Education Committee, HCR 0112
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About the Colorado General Assembly Majority Party
Thirty-seven Democrats comprise the majority of Colorado’s 65-member House of Representatives. Leadership for the 67th General Assembly includes Speaker of the House Terrance Carroll; Majority Leader Paul Weissmann; Speaker Pro Tempore Buffie McFadyen, Assistant Majority Leader Andy Kerr,
Caucus Chair Karen Middleton and Majority Whip Christine Scanlan.
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