Washington, D.C. — The League of Conservation Voters (LCV) today launched a $75,000 digital ad campaign in North Carolina calling out Senators Richard Burr and Thom Tillis for their recent votes to make it easier for dirty energy companies to pollute North Carolina’s air and water.
WATCH: “Carolina” (Sen. Richard Burr); “Asthma” (Sen. Thom Tillis)
“With childhood asthma rates already in the hundreds of thousands, Senators Burr and Tillis are putting the health of North Carolina kids and families at risk,” said Megan Jacobs, LCV National Campaigns Director. “Burr and Tillis sided with Trump and polluters over the people of North Carolina when they supported the do-nothing ‘Affordable Clean Energy Rule’ — they are taking North Carolina backward and undoing progress we’ve made on clean air and clean water.”
Both Burr and Tillis supported the Trump administration’s do-nothing “Affordable Clean Energy Rule” in an October 2019 Senate vote. The rule would do nothing to address the climate crisis or protect the health of children and families including the frontline communities and communities of color most impacted by toxic pollution.
The new ad campaign includes eight digital video spots and eight static digital ads. Ads will run on Facebook, Instagram and YouTube starting today.
“Carolina” (Sen. Richard Burr)
Scripts of the 15 second ads are below.
15 Second Ad Scripts
In North Carolina we fought hard for clean air
And today you can see 40 miles from the mountain tops in the Smokies
But Senator Burr voted to weaken environmental protections
Letting dirty energy companies pollute our air and water
Tell Senator Burr:
Our air and water need to be protected
Over 200,000 kids in North Carolina have asthma
This is Senator Tillis making matters worse
‘Mr. Tillis. No.’
Voting to make it easier for dirty energy companies to pollute our air and water
Tell Senator Tillis:
Stop protecting polluters
Start protecting North Carolina kids
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