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LCV, HMF Launch TV Ad Praising Florida Rep. Kathy Castor

Feb 19, 2020

Aliyah Rich, 202-454-4554,

Tampa, FL — LCV (League of Conservation Voters) and House Majority Forward today launched a television ad praising Rep. Kathy Castor (FL-14) for championing pro-environment policies in the U.S. House of Representatives. The Florida ad is part of a $1 million ad campaign thanking eight Members of Congress for their legislative actions and leadership on locally significant environmental issues.

WATCH: “Leading” (Rep. Kathy Castor; FL-14)

Representative Castor has led efforts to address climate change as the Chair of the House Select Committee on the Climate Crisis by holding hearings to inform climate policy recommendations, passing H.R. 9, the Climate Action Now Act, and calling for the extension of clean energy tax credits. The ad campaign will run for two weeks.

“Poll after poll shows people are demanding action on climate change, clean water and clean air more than ever before,” said Gene Karpinski, president of the League of Conservation Voters. “Fortunately environmental champions in Congress like Kathy Castor are responding in big ways by passing legislation and holding polluters accountable. We want their constituents to know about several recent actions where their representatives put the health and safety of people and the planet first so they can thank them and encourage them to keep making progress on these issues.”

“At a time when leadership is in short supply, Rep. Kathy Castor is doing the hard work to fight for clean air and water for our families,” said Abby Curran Horrell, executive director of House Majority Forward. “Rep. Castor is taking responsible steps to pass legislation that will strengthen environmental protections and hold big polluters accountable, while also encouraging innovation and the expansion of a clean energy economy.”

During the past year, the House of Representatives, led by Speaker Nancy Pelosi, has taken bold action on a critical set of issues, fighting back against the Trump administration’s dangerous environmental rollbacks and failure to act on the climate crisis. They have held over 100 congressional hearings on the climate crisis, passed the first pro-climate action legislation through the House in a decade, passed the largest public lands bill in a decade, and passed legislation to protect the Arctic Refuge, national monuments, and more.

Most recently, the House passed the PFAS Action Act to finally start taking action on these dangerous chemicals, passed legislation to protect the Atlantic and Pacific coasts from offshore drilling, and introduced critical and bold legislation like the Climate Action Now Act to put us on the path to combat the climate crisis. In addition, many individual members were outspoken advocates for extending vital tax incentives for clean energy.

Ad script:

“Leading” (Rep. Castor – FL-14)
On climate change, Congresswoman Kathy Castor knows we don’t have time to waste.
One of the reasons I ran for congress was to fight for a clean and healthy environment.
That requires action. Urgent action. Ambitious action.
While other politicians stood still on climate change, Castor took charge.
Became a national leader.
Fought for tax breaks for solar and wind energy.
It’s the most urgent issue of our time.
Thank Congresswoman Castor and tell her to keep leading the fight for clean energy and climate action.

LCV (League of Conservation Voters) builds political power to protect people and the planet. We influence policy, hold politicians accountable, and win elections. This is how we fight to build a world with clean air, clean water, public lands, and a safe climate that are protected by a just and equitable democracy.

House Majority Forward is a progressive, non-profit organization committed to promoting economic growth and opportunity, social justice, environmental stewardship, and democracy in the United States of America. We aim to achieve these core goals through aggressive advocacy of policies that move America in the right direction.


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