Washington, D.C. – Following the passage of the Climate Action Now Act (H.R. 9) in the U.S. House of Representatives last Thursday, the League of Conservation Voters announced $38,000 in digital ads thanking members for their support of the bill to ensure the United States honors its commitments under the Paris Climate Agreement.
“The Climate Action Now Act is an important first step, and we are especially grateful to Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Leader Steny Hoyer, Chairs Kathy Castor (FL-14), Eliot Engel (NY-16), Frank Pallone (NJ-5) and Democrats on the Select Committee on the Climate Crisis for their leadership on the first piece of pro-climate action legislation to pass the House in nearly a decade,” said Tiernan Sittenfeld, LCV Senior Vice President of Government Affairs. “LCV applauds the many newly-elected members who prioritized this important vote for climate action in their first months in office, and we look forward to their next steps to address the greatest challenge of our generation.”
Following action by the House Energy and Commerce and Foreign Affairs Committees in April, LCV launched Facebook ads thanking lead sponsor Kathy Castor, Chair of the House Select Committee on the Climate Crisis, House Energy & Commerce Chair Frank Pallone, and House Foreign Affairs Chair Eliot Engel, targeted to constituents in their respective districts.
Last Friday, following the vote by the full U.S. House to pass H.R. 9, LCV launched Facebook ads thanking 24 members of Congress for their support of H.R. 9.
This week, LCV is releasing an online video thanking Speaker Nancy Pelosi for leading the House to address climate change. In addition a previously-released video featuring Democratic members of the House Select Committee on the Climate Crisis will run as a digital ad in the districts of first-term Select Committee members Rep. Sean Casten (IL-6), Rep. Mike Levin (CA-49), and Rep. Joe Neguse (CO-2).
In total, the ads thanking House members are in 28 individual districts:
Transcript of Select Committee Democrats Video
Intro: When we voted in a new Congress, we voted for climate action.
And Speaker Nancy Pelosi kicked off this Congress by creating a new committee to tackle climate change head on.
The new Select Committee on the Climate Crisis is ready to take action!
Chairwoman Kathy Castor, FL-14: Hi, I’m Congresswoman Kathy Castor. I’m thrilled to Chair the new Select Committee on the Climate Crisis. I want you to meet some of the other members from the Select Committee, they’re terrific.
Rep. Sean Casten, IL-6: When I ran for office, I told everybody that my top three issues were climate change, climate change, and climate change.
Rep. Jared Huffman, CA-2: One House of the United States Congress is acknowledging we have a crisis
Rep. Joe Neguse, CO-2: Here in Colorado, we know that climate change is an existential threat that we must begin tackling head on, immediately.
Rep. Ben Ray Lujan, NM-3: We need to be addressing the way families are being impacted and the safety of our communities.
Rep. Donald McEachin, VA-4: I’m excited about the Select Committee because it gives us an opportunity to look at the environment in a holistic sense.
Rep. Julia Brownley, CA-26: The committee’s work to address climate change before it’s too late could mean the difference between a safe and healthy future for our children and grandchildren, and one where our planet, our economy, and our security are under unrelenting and catastrophic threat.
Rep. Mike Levin, CA-49: So very grateful and hopeful that we can finally begin to address what I think is the biggest issue of our time, and that is to deal with climate change.
Rep. Suzanne Bonamici, OR-1: We must do this for our communities, for our country, for our planet, and for generations to come.
Chairwoman Kathy Castor: After all, we have the moral obligation to our kids and future generations to tackle the climate crisis. With your help, I know that we will.
Transcript of Speaker Pelosi Video
Image 1: Speaker Nancy Pelosi is making history
Image 2: Leading on the climate crisis
Image 3: And resisting Trump
C-span clip of Speaker Pelosi: “The American people understand the urgency, the people are ahead of the Congress. The Congress must join them.”
Image 4: Speaker Pelosi is making the House work For the People again
Image 5: Acting on climate has been a priority from day one
Image 6: She reinstated the Select Committee on the Climate Crisis
Image 7: The House has held over 30 hearings on climate
Image 8: And passed the first climate bill in nearly a decade
C-Span clip of Speaker Pelosi: “It’s a decision for America’s global preeminence and green technology, it is a security decision, to keep us all safe and a moral decision to be good stewards of God’s creation.”
Image 9: Tweet @SpeakerPelosi and thank her for leading on climate action
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