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Washington, D.C.- Today, LCV Victory Fund, NRDC Action Fund PAC, and NextGen America announced that they are launching the first-ever Beat Trump Presidential Climate Unity Fund through the successful GiveGreen platform to raise money for the eventual presidential nominee who will face Trump in the 2020 general election. Beginning today people will also be able to use GiveGreen to donate to individual presidential candidates (candidates are being added on an ongoing basis).
Individuals will be able to donate to the Beat Trump Presidential Climate Unity Fund, which will be held in “escrow” until the Democratic nomination is secured. At that point, donations will be distributed directly to the eventual nominee’s campaign and treated as direct contributions from the original donors.
For the first time ever on GiveGreen, contributors with a preferred 2020 Democratic presidential primary candidate can also donate to send a powerful pro-climate message to their candidate of choice. Cory Booker, Pete Buttigieg, Kirsten Gillibrand, Kamala Harris, John Hickenlooper, Jay Inslee, Amy Klobuchar, Beto O’Rourke and Bernie Sanders are currently featured on the website with more to come.. All leading pro-environment Democratic 2020 presidential candidates have been invited to apply for inclusion on GiveGreen.com and additional candidates are being added on a rolling basis.
“While Democratic presidential candidates will have spent the primary season demonstrating a real commitment to climate action to the voters, Trump will have spent this time building his coffers from his polluting corporate donors,” said Gene Karpinski, President of LCV Victory Fund. “We want to help the eventual Democratic nominee hit the ground running, empowered by voters across the country to fight for our environment in the general election.”
“Americans need presidential candidates who aren’t afraid to take on powerful corporations and special interests to fight for ambitious climate action. We cannot afford to elect leaders who put the well-being of the oil industry over the well-being of our communities and families” said NextGen America Founder Tom Steyer. “We will put our support behind candidates who understand the urgent and existential threat of climate change and are prepared to act.”
“President Trump continues to wage a relentless assault on our environment and climate — from pulling the U.S. out of the landmark Paris Climate Accord to rolling back the Clean Power Plan to handing our lands and waters over to corporate polluters,” said Rhea Suh, President of NRDC Action Fund PAC . “At the same time, scientists are warning we have a rapidly shrinking window in which to stave off the most disastrous impacts of climate change. If we are going to address this crisis and protect our future, we must defeat Trump in 2020.”
GiveGreen.com is a project of LCV Victory Fund, NextGen Climate Action Committee, and NRDC Action Fund PAC and is powered by Democracy Engine. The Beat Trump — Presidential Climate Unity Fund on GiveGreen.com is administered by Democracy Engine Inc. PAC.
Paid for by LCV Victory Fund, www.lcvvictoryfund.org, NextGen Climate Action Committee, NextGenAmerica.org, NRDC Action Fund PAC, 1152 15th Street NW, Suite 300, Washington, DC, 20005, and not authorized by any candidate or candidate’s committee.