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Rejected by Gore's CRP

| Wednesday, Nov. 8, 2017, 9:00 p.m.

A Climate Reality Project (CRP) leadership training session, Al Gore's push for environmental activism, was held Oct. 17-19 at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center, with more than 1,300 people invited ( “Al Gore brings global warming message to Pittsburgh, warns of its effect on Pennsylvania” ). The Heinz Endowments sponsored the event with $590,000.

I was rejected by the CRP training department, which did not answer my email questioning its exclusion criteria. In an earlier email, a CRP representative told me, “Our team spends a great deal of time reviewing and comparing each and every application and we do prioritize acceptance for those who make the strongest case as to why they should be considered.” Yet on Gore's website, under a heading that asks “Who Comes to a Climate Reality Leader Training?”, the answer is “Everyone.”

I wonder if Heinz Endowments President Grant Oliphant knows what these exclusionary tactics are to stop local activists from attending?

Adrienne Weiss


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