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LCV, HMF Launch TV Ad Praising New Jersey Rep. Andy Kim

Feb 19, 2020

Contact: Aliyah Rich, 202-454-4554, arich@lcv.org

Marlton, NJ — LCV (League of Conservation Voters) and House Majority Forward today launched a television ad praising Rep. Andy Kim (NJ-03) for championing pro-environment policies in the U.S. House of Representatives. The New Jersey ad is part of a $1 million ad campaign thanking eightMembers of Congress for their legislative actions and leadership on locally significant environmental issues. 

WATCH: “Highest Concentration” (Rep. Andy Kim; NJ-03)

Representative Kim has helped lead the efforts to address toxic PFAS chemicals by co-sponsoring H.R. 535, the PFAS Action Act, and introducing legislation to require the Department of Defense to move away from firefighting foam containing PFAS and to test children living at military facilities for PFAS. 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 Andy Kim 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. Andy Kim 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. Kim 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 members of the House introduced critical and bold legislation like the Climate Action Now Act and the 100% Clean Economy 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:

“Highest Concentration” (Rep. Andy Kim – NJ-03)

They’re called PFAS. Cancer causing toxics in our air and water.
And “one of the highest concentrations” in America is right here in New Jersey.
That’s why Andy Kim cosponsored tough new legislation to crack down on PFAS polluters…
And make them clean up the mess they’ve made. 
It’s all part of building a better future for our kids and grandkids, with clean water and clean energy.
Thank Congressman Kim, and tell him to keep fighting for safe drinking water. 

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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