Buckey Issues Energy Call to Action

Former Astronaut and US Senate Candidate Jay Buckey will speak at four “Step It Up” events across New Hampshire on Saturday, Nov 3rd.


Step It Up is a national campaign to promote clean energy and action on Climate Change. Dr. Buckey will announce a framework for reducing our national dependence on oil and launching a new energy future for America.

“We shouldn't buy into the idea that we have to begin with small steps,” said Buckey, “Once we commit ourselves, the United States can change course and rapidly become the world leader. We've dealt with difficult situations in the past and I believe that now Americans are ready to overcome this challenge. I’ve been in the space program and I know what we can do when we work together.”


Step It Up 2: Who's a Leader?

Saturday, Nov 3, 2007

12:00pm in Nashua-Nashua City Hall, 229 Main St, Nashua
12:30pm in Manchester- Veterans Park
1:15pm in Concord- State House
2:45pm in Lebanon- North Park St.


Buckey spoke at a previous Step It Up event in Lebanon, NH on April 14, one of 1400 events held nationwide to kick off the Step It Up 2007 campaign.


Biographical Information

Jay Buckey, M.D. is a Democratic candidate for U.S. Senate from New Hampshire. He flew as a payload specialist astronaut on the Space Shuttle Columbia in 1998, and he also served in the U.S. Air Force Reserve for eight years. He is currently a professor of medicine at Dartmouth Medical School and an adjunct professor of engineering at the Thayer School. He and his family live in Hanover, NH.