Program: Conservation Priorities and Necessities
Speaker: Tommy Hough
Going back to the time of Theodore Roosevelt, the US has enjoyed an extraordinary legacy of conservation. From the creation of the National Park Service to the passage of the Wilderness Act, the US now has an enviable amount of public land protected from development and exploitation, but challenges remain. It was only a matter of a few years ago California State Parks, an extraordinary park system in of itself, was faced with annual threats of outright closure and threats remain in Congress and elsewhere that would undo our nation's vital conservation and environmental heritage. As Democrats, it is incumbent upon us to protect our country's natural heritage, and for our elected officials to stand firm against legislation which would undermine our parks, wilderness, and good environmental health.
About the Speaker:
Tommy Hough is a long-time San Diego broadcast personality. He became president of San Diego County Democrats for Environmental Action in 2014, following several years of freelance political communications and messaging assistance to Democratic campaigns. While at FM 94/9 Tommy developed his Treehuggers International and Brunch With Bob and Friends brands, and he has worked as a conservation professional, most notably handling communications for the San Diego Surfrider chapter and serving as communications and media coordinator for the Portland-based wilderness advocacy group Oregon Wild. A candidate for the upcoming CADEM election for AD77 delegate seats, Tommy also works as a reporter and editor for Public News Service, and can currently be heard on the air at 102.1 KPRI.
Note: Meetings are free and open to the public. Dinner begins at 6 pm and the main program begins at 7 pm. While you are not required to purchase dinner, we do encourage you to take advantage of the Mainstream B & G's menu of good food and full bar.
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