This was a nice event held at the 7th Street Public Market in Charlotte.
I was able to try a few different types of sushi, pizza, and mingled with many people interested in clean energy issues. They also had a bluegrass band playing throughout the event. The general sentiment was that, at least on the federal level, the past two years have not been great for advancing the clean energy agenda.
At the event I was able to meet and talk with Rep. Marcus Brandon, who is the only openly-gay member of the North Carolina General Assembly. We talked about everything from LGBT advocacy to our obsession with smartphones- it was great. We are planning to re-connect at tomorrow’s LGBT Caucus Meeting at the Charlotte Convention Center.