Queen Quet of de @GullahGeechee Supporting Ocean-Based Climate Solutions Act in Washington, DC

Many people throughout the Gullah/Geechee Nation and the United States tuned in when Queen Quet, Chieftess of the Gullah/Geechee Nation (www.QueenQuet.com) sat down with an all female panel of experts to testify on behalf of the ocean before the United States Congress. This historic day was amplified by “Now This:”

Queen Quet‘s memorable testimony sent ripples throughout the halls of Congress and have now brought her back to up the Hill to be an expert presenter once again. On Tuesday, October 20, 2020 at 1:30 pm EST, she will be a part of a press conference which will be live streamed by the United States House National Resource Committee.

Queen Quet, Chieftess of the Gullah/Geechee Nation testifying before the United States Congress House National Resources Committee.

Chair Raúl M. Grijalva (D-Ariz.) will lead a press conference on Oct. 20 to unveil his Ocean-Based Climate Solutions Act, a landmark effort to address the ocean impacts of climate change and reform federal ocean management to better account for climate mitigation. The event will feature Chair Kathy Castor (D-Fla.) of the House Select Committee on the Climate Crisis and a range of bill endorsers.

The oceans have absorbed 93 percent of the heat trapped by climate change, making them hotter and more acidic. At the same time, up to 21 percent of the annual greenhouse gas emissions cuts the world needs can come from the oceans. The bill is a first-of-its-kind effort to stop the ongoing damage to our oceans and protect the food, jobs and coastlines on which millions of people depend.

In addition to the co-leads, Tuesday’s speakers include:

  • Rep. Deb Haaland (D-N.M.), Natural Resources Committee Vice Chair
  • Rep. Jared Huffman (D-Calif.), Chair, Subcommittee on Water, Oceans, and Wildlife
  • Rep. Suzanne Bonamici (D-Ore.)
  • John Podesta, Counselor to the President, Obama administration
  • Jane Lubchenco, Former Administrator, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
  • Enric Sala, explorer-in-residence, National Geographic
  • Queen Quet, Head of the Gullah/Geechee Nation

Queen Quet’s statement in support of the bill:

When: 1:30 p.m. Eastern time on Tuesday, Oct. 20

Watch Livehttps://bit.ly/2IwWM7d (Facebook) or https://youtu.be/CBUt4wB367o (YouTube)

Here is the coverage:

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Tune in to the Gullah/Geechee TV (GGTV) broadcast of Queen Quet‘s US Congressional testimony on behalf of the ocean:

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