FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

CITIZENS FOR LEGITIMATE GOVERNMENT to co-sponsor protest of Dick Cheney in Pittsburgh, PA July 16, 2001


CONTACT: Michael Rectenwald mike@legitgov.org

On July 16, Citizens for Legitimate Government (CLG,) http://www.legitgov.org , a nonpartisan, pro-Democracy action group will sponsor the protest of Dick Cheney at the Community College of Allegheny County's Boyce Campus. Vice P-resident Cheney will host a nationally televised town hall meeting on energy policy Monday in Plum. According to Rep. Melissa Hart, R-Bradford Woods, the meeting will begin at 7 p.m. at the Community College of Allegheny County's Boyce Campus. Cheney, Hart, Sen. Rick Santorum, R-Pa., and Gov. Tom Ridge will "talk to local citizens regarding energy needs."

In response to the current fabricated "energy crisis" and as a protest against the myopic and deleterious energy "plan" laid out by Cheney and the energy barons, pro-democracy and environmental groups, following the lead of Citizens for Legitimate Government, are calling for a protest at this nationally televised town hall meeting, July 16, 2001, where the architect of the Bush nefarious energy "plan," Dick Cheney, will appear. The protest will commence at 5 p.m., at the Community College of Allegheny County's Boyce Campus.

The purpose of this protest is to let the Bush administration know that its energy and environmental policies are not acceptable. Further, this action is meant to alert the administration, the media and the world at large to the fact that Americans want to participate in conservation efforts, and demand the allocation of the funds needed to develop alternative energy sources.

"Pittsburghers, please join the protest and spread the word. Cheney's energy policies are atrocious--drafted behind closed doors, a boon to oil and nuclear companies, a rationalization for reneging on the Kyoto Treaty, a basis for gouging Californians in the recent 'energy crisis!'" - Michael Rectenwald, Chair/Founder, Citizens for Legitimate Government

Further details regarding CLG and the July 16 protest in Pittsburgh can be obtained at: http://www.legitgov.org/action_cheneypgh.html