Baton Rouge, LA — LCV Victory Fund today announced a new $400,000 advertising campaign, including TV and radio ads, to elect Karen Carter Peterson to represent Louisiana’s 2nd Congressional District in Congress. Parts of Louisiana’s 2nd District have nearly double the risk of cancer than most of the U.S. due to dangerously polluted air from fossil fuel-burning oil, gas and petrochemical plants.
The ads call attention to polluters’ exploitation of Louisiana communities and Carter Peterson’s record of standing up to polluters and fighting for clean water and clean energy jobs. The TV ad will run on broadcast, cable and connected TV in the Baton Rouge and New Orleans media markets until the April 24 runoff election. The radio ad will run in both markets as well as on streaming radio.
“For too long, polluters have gotten rich at the expense of south Louisiana communities — especially the communities of color suffering on the frontlines of toxic pollution in Cancer Alley,” said Pete Maysmith, LCV Victory Fund Senior Vice President of Campaigns. “Karen Carter Peterson has experienced some of the worst impacts of climate change and toxic pollution first hand and she is the passionate leader we need to deliver climate and environmental justice for the residents of Louisiana’s 2nd Congressional District.”
LCV Action Fund endorsed Karen Carter Peterson in March.
Full scripts of the TV and radio ads are below.
TV – “Playground”
For too long, Southern Louisiana has been a playground for polluters
Out of state companies get rich
We pay the price
With a risk of cancer nearly double other areas
So we need Karen Carter Peterson in Congress
She’s taken on polluters
Fought for clean drinking water in schools
And clean energy jobs in every community
No wonder she’s been endorsed by Stacey Abrams
Karen Carter Peterson
The progressive leader we can trust
Radio – “Playground”
For too long Louisiana has been used as a playground for polluters
The big out of state companies get rich and we pay the price
In fact, in this part of Louisiana
We have cancer risks nearly double the rates of the rest of the country
So that’s one more reason we need Karen Carter Peterson in Congress
Time and again Karen Carter Peterson has stood up for the health and and safety of Louisiana families
She’s taken on the big corporate polluters
And she’s fought to make sure we have clean drinking water in our schools
No wonder Karen Carter Peterson has been endorsed by Stacey Abrams and Gary Chambers Jr.
And is supported by thousands of people from all across Louisiana
Because she’ll deliver for women and working families
And Karen Carter Peterson has the record as a progressive leader who our community can trust
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Paid for by LCV Victory Fund, www.lcvvictoryfund.org, and not authorized by any candidate or candidate’s committee.