On behalf of Operation Free, we wish all of our supporters and advocates a happy and healthy new year!
Looking back on 2017, Operation Free is proud to report several achievements. Hundreds of new supporters are now furthering the reach of our message within their own communities after attending a screening of The Burden or The Age of Consequences. Additionally, more than a hundred local leaders across the country participated in Truman National Security Project’s Energy Security 101 training, and thousands of Operation Free supporters have continued to stay engaged and follow or campaign through social media and our newsletter.
In December, Operation Free proudly supported the first-ever Veteran’s Energy Seminar in Chicago. The seminar focused on educating veterans, reservists, and military spouses on global energy challenges in order to inspire careers in the energy industry through both policy and entrepreneurship. The pilot program was a major success, bringing in 38 attendees from across the country. The Veteran’s Energy Seminar provided attendees a unique educational opportunity to learn from and speak with real leaders and innovators in the energy industry. Featured guests included the Director of the Joint Center for Storage Research at Argonne National Laboratory and the Director of External Affairs at BP America.
Opening remarks during the first-ever Veteran’s Energy Seminar on 14 December 2017
In the new year, our campaign will continue to advocate at all levels of government for securing America with clean energy. We look forward to building on our work in the previous year in states such as Texas, North Carolina, and Colorado. Operation Free will continue to build partnerships with local champions to better fight for the national security imperative for clean energy and smart climate policies.