Sacramento, C.A. – On Wednesday, February 11th at 5:00pm PT, Operation Free, a nationwide coalition of veterans advocating for clean energy, will join Assembly Veterans Affairs Committee Chairwoman Jacqui Irwin and Vice Chair Devon Mathis to host a public Sacramento screening of new short documentary THE BURDEN.

THE BURDEN is the first documentary of its kind to tell the story of how our dependence on fossil fuels is the greatest long­‐term national security threat confronting the U.S. – and how the military is leading our transition away from oil. Watch the trailer.

Following the screening, a panel of veterans and clean energy leaders will discuss the film, the state of energy policy in California, and their on-the-ground experience with fossil fuel dependence.

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K Bar, 1000 K Street, Sacramento, CA 95814

Screening and Panel Discussion:

The Crest Theater, 1013 K Street, Sacramento, CA 95814


February 11th, 2015, 5:00pm – 7:30pm


5:00pm – 5:45pm

Screening and Panel Discussion:

5:45pm – 7:30pm


Mary D. Nichols, Chairwoman of the Air Resources Board

Assembly Member Jacqui Irwin, Chairwoman of the Assembly Veterans Affairs Committee

Assembly Member Devon Mathis, Vice Chair of the Assembly Veterans Affairs Committee

Len Hering RADM, USN (ret.), Executive Director of the California Center for Sustainable Energy (CSE)

Micah Myers USMCR, Senior Vice President of Corporate Development for Clean Power Finance

Michael Breen Fmr. CPT, USA, Executive Director of the Truman National Security Project

Jon Powers Fmr. CPT, USA, Director of Federal Business Development for Bloom Energy

Operation Free is a nationwide coalition of veterans and national security experts working to secure America with clean energy. Operation Free is a campaign of the Truman National Security Project and Center for National Policy.