Al Gore in your living room

al-gore.jpgFormer Vice President Al Gore – speaking today at the American Geophysical Union convention in San Francisco – will speak to thousands of MoveOn members at more than 1,800 house parties across the nation this Saturday to answer questions about his film, “An Inconvenient Truth,” and to urge Congress to take action on global warming.

Party attendees will have the chance to ask the Vice President questions on a live conference call. Members will also write letters to their members of Congress asking them to address the climate crisis, and Gore will deliver these letters to Congress.

Other groups sponsoring the project include: AlGore.com, JohnKerry.com, Sierra Club, stopglobalwarming.org, League of Conservation Voters, Rainforest Action Network, Care2.com, Working Assets and The Alliance for the New Humanity.

Not invited: U.S. Sen. James Inhofe, R-Okla., the outgoing chairman of the Senate Environment & Public Works Committee.

Go to www.moveon.org to find a party near you; with several dozen within 30 miles of downtown Oakland, you probably won’t have to go far.

Josh Richman

Josh Richman covers state and national politics for the Bay Area News Group. A New York City native, he earned a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Missouri and reported for the Express-Times of Easton, Pa. for five years before coming to the Oakland Tribune and ANG Newspapers in 1997. He is a frequent guest on KQED Channel 9’s “This Week in Northern California;” a proud father; an Eagle Scout; a somewhat skilled player of low-stakes poker; a rather good cook; a firm believer in the use of semicolons; and an unabashed political junkie who will never, EVER seek elected office.