Kentucky State Treasurer Jonathan Miller told 1,100 Reform teenagers Sunday to dream big and preserve the environment for future generations. “Today we issue our declaration of independence,” Miller told participants in the Reform youth movementâ€™s 2007 convention Sunday night at the Constitution Center in Philadelphia. Speaking under the flags of the 50 states, Miller, former president of the Reform youth movement, the North American Federation of Temple Youth, and a candidate to become the first Jewish governor of Kentucky, called for greater independence from foreign oil suppliers and for treating environmental stewardship as a sacred calling. “We know as Jews that the environment is not a scientific issue,” Miller said. “It is a moral issue.” The youth movementâ€™s biennial convention concludes Tuesday.
Gov. hopeful makes energy appeal to Reform youth