Friday, 13 April 2007 01:00
Step it Up with John Edwards in Fort MyersWritten by WGCU Newsroom
The issues of cutting emissions and protecting the environment will take to the steps of the old Lee County Courthouse in downtown Fort Myers this weekend. And the group hosting the event called, “Step it up 2007” will have a major player on hand to lend his support.
John Edwards is coming to Ft Myers for the national campaign “step it up 2007.” The event is an attempt to bring more attention to emissions that are damaging the environment as well as a need to reduce them by 80-percent within the next 40-years. Edwards’ campaign contacted Carol Newcomb-Jones who’s coordinating the event. But she says, it’s not political …the environment involves everyone.
“This is non-partisan as far as I’m concerned. You know, we didn’t seek him out, they wanted to attend a step it up rally and if it had been a republican looking for a step it up rally and they chose Ft Myers, I’d say absolutely, you’re more than welcome to come.”
The rally will run from one until four this Saturday afternoon on the steps of the courthouse. Edwards is expected to present his speech around three. Newcomb-Jones says people attending can also expect a number of exhibits and tips aimed at helping them take better care of the environment.