Kermit the Frog appeared in Washington, D.C. sponsored by the Association of Zoos & Aquariums on March 12, 2008. He spoke alongside conservationists to help promote awareness of endangered amphibians across the globe.
He mentions that AZA has dubbed 2008 "The Year of the Frog" in an effort to combat the forthcoming extinction of animals due to loss of habitat as a result of pollution and changes in climate.
TheHill.com interviewed Kermit, asking about his future political career. "Would I consider running for office?" Kermit answered. "I'd probably hop for office before I'd run. Ha ha! I don't know... Perhaps. I could, y'know, what am I good at? Should I start small, like a mayor, move up the chain? Sure, sure. Why not? Change you can believe in." Kermit chuckled, and then called for a taxi. 
During 2007, Kermit was in talks with three international conservation groups for similar efforts with the Year of the Frog.
Kermit had previously appeared on Capitol Hill to support the Shambala Wild Animal Protection Act of 2000.
- ↑ brightcove "Kermit Lobbies Congress" March 13, 2008
- ↑ "Kermit Lobbies Congress". The Hill's Congress Blog, TheHill.com. March 13, 2008."
- ↑ USA Today "2008 to mark 'The Year of the Frog'" August 26, 2007