Washington, D.C. – Today, LCV Victory Fund announced our support for Andrea Salinas, candidates for OR-06 with a six figure ad buy. The ad highlights Salinas’ work for affordable health care, higher wages, and fighting climate change.
Our ad in OR-06: “Delivers”
LCV Victory Fund’s announced the OR-06 investment Thursday alongside three other independent expenditures supporting pro-environment, non-incumbent, women of color running for U.S. House seats in competitive primaries: Summer Lee, candidate, PA-12; Donna Edwards, candidate for MD-04; and Jessica Cisneros, candidate for TX-28. LCV Victory Fund has rarely run campaigns in federal primaries, happening only a handful of times. The video ad supporting Andrea Salinas will run on digital platforms across the OR-06 Congressional district through the May 17 primary.
“We’re getting involved in these primaries because electing more pro-environment women of color is good for people and the planet – we desperately need Congress to be more representative of the electorate,” said Megan Jacobs, LCV Victory Fund Senior National Campaigns Director. “With increasing climate-fueled extreme weather events and rising energy prices, it is more important than ever to send strong climate leaders to Congress who support investing in clean energy, advancing environmental justice, and lowering costs for families.”
The race to represent Oregon’s 6th district has been especially contentious – candidate Carrick Flynn has said he is ‘sympathetic to’ Timber Unity, an anti-environment group with far right anti-governmental ties. Oregon League of Conservation Voters and other leading Oregon environmental organizations released a joint statement saying “it’s inexcusable to sympathize with a group tied to violent extremism” and that he “clearly does not understand that Oregon is the place we all love because we protect thriving farmlands, vibrant forests, and awe-inspiring open spaces.”
Cisneros, Edwards, Lee, and Salinas were all endorsed by LCV Action Fund earlier this year.
Full text of the ads below:
Andrea Salinas learned hard work from her dad
An immigrant who became a citizen after serving in Vietnam
And she’s never stopped fighting
When Donald Trump tried to restrict abortion rights
Andrea pushed the strongest reproductive laws in the country
She fought for paid family leave
Higher minimum wage
Affordable prescription drugs
And against climate change
Andrea Salinas for Congress
A progressive fighter for us
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Paid for by LCV Victory Fund, www.lcvvictoryfund.org, and not authorized by any candidate or candidate’s committee.