Promoting and Advocating for Home Energy Assistance Resources
Organize a local press conference to suppport LIHEAP funding
View videos of model press conferences on LIHEAP funding (approximately 10 minutes each)
Southern California Gas President and CEO Michael W. Allman, California State Senator Roderiick D. Wright and others urge increased funding for LIHEAP during a May 21, 2010 news conference in Los Angeles.
CHICAGO,IL—(December 1, 2010)— The National Fuel Funds Network (NFFN) warned lawmakers that nearly 3 million households or 8 million Americans will be denied access to the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) if Congress fails to pass a budget before the government's continuing resolution expires at midnight on December 3.
The NFFN's Summer LIHEAP Action Day brought a wave of people from across the country to Capitol Hill August 2 to urge Congress to reject cuts to the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program and approve $5.1 billion for federal energy assistance in the next fiscal year.
During Summe LIHEAP Action Day, Nora Mendez, left, and Kim Porter of the Office of Human Concern in Rogers, Arkansas met with Senator Mark Pryor.
Please view video of an August press conference in Hartford, CT orgainzed by Operation Fuel to support Summer LIHEAP Action Day.
View NFFN Executive Director George Coling on C-SPAN
advocating against proposed LIHEAP budget cuts
CSPAN: "George Coling, National Fuel Funds Network, Executive Director is also an advocate for LIHEAP, the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program. Both the White House and the GOP congress are targeting the program for spending cuts. "