After years of legislative gridlock, President Barack Obama’s executive order to act on climate change and jumpstart local economies. Caplan carried out strategic, multi-year news operations for the Climate Action Campaign. Our 30-state bus tour gave voice to family farmers, small business, faith communities and activism. The result validated local news storylines at regional and statewide events.
Second year highlights involved mayors and student leaders at Historic Black Colleges and Universities curbing greenhouse gases emissions, increasing renewable energy, and creating clean-energy jobs.
Then, the morning Pope Francis delivered his encyclical on the environment, “Laudato Si,” Caplan launched major national news coverage of the official U.S. Catholic Church’s response at the National Press Club, which included remarks by the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops and the Archbishop of Washington.