Squaw Valley professional big mountain snowboarder Jeremy Jones will be meeting with president Obama in the White House this week where he’ll deliver a letter signed by 75 high profile professional skiers that asks the President to push climate change legislation.
“This is probably the best opportunity we’ve had to put the winter-sports community front and center with policy makers in Washington. We’re overdue on this kind of access, and each time we go to Washington we drill a bit deeper. It doesn’t get much better than having an audience at the White House.” – Jeremy Jones/espn.com
Jeremy has also been nominated as a White House Champion Of Change. Jeremy founded the non-profit organization Protect Our Winters that advocates halting climate change. Through Protect Our Winters’ actions Jeremy has become a powerful voice for Climate Change reform.
This will be Jeremy’s 3rd trip to Washington D.C. to push environmental agendas. He’s been to Washington twice before. Once working to pass the American Clean Energy & Security Act. Another time to save EPA regulations George Bush put into effect.
“This was our second time going to D.C. A year and a half ago we went to try to get the clean air bill [American Clean Energy and Security Act] to pass. It was a really close vote. This year we went to help uphold environmental policies George Bush put in place — EPA regulations that got passed while he was in office that are under attack.” – espn.com
We hope Jeremy can make a difference at his meeting with the President. We also love that someone in our sport is getting recognition from the highest level. This means that President Obama actually knows what big mountain snowboarding is.
More details about Jeremy’s nomination and trip to the White House: Jeremy’s trip to the White House
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