LCV Launches Digital Campaign in Virginia to Support Federal Climate Action

Aug 12, 2021

Nick Abraham,, 206-833-7021

Richmond, VA – Today, Secretary Granholm will be in Richmond to bolster support for clean energy investments and touring local efforts  to create clean energy jobs in Henrico County. Alongside her visit, the League of Conservation Voters launched a digital ad campaign in Virginia targeting the Richmond area to urge Congress to invest in clean energy, high-quality union jobs and environmental justice.

Recent polling from Hart Research in Virginia’s 2nd and 7th districts shows strong support for climate action:

  • By margins of 65% to 28% in the 2nd and 59% to 31% in the 7th voters support the President’s Build Back Better plan.
  • 70% and 61% of voters in the 2nd and 7th districts respectively, say President Biden’s infrastructure plan’s emphasis on climate change and green energy make them more likely to support the bill.

Earlier this year, 22 different Virginia elected officials joined over 1200 state and local officials across the country to sign a letter calling on Congress to seize “a once-in-a-generation opportunity to help our communities recover by creating and sustaining millions of good paying jobs, putting us on the path to 100% clean energy. and building a more equitable and just society.”

The campaign will focus on ensuring climate action is a top national priority. The ads are part of a broader effort to highlight how vital clean energy jobs are to the nation’s recovery, including transformational investments and policies to:

  • Set our country on a path to 100% clean energy by 2035
  • Ensure that at least 40% of all investments are directed to communities most affected by climate change, pollution and racial injustice, as well as workers transitioning from the fossil fuel industry
  • Create high-paying, union jobs and support communities impacted by the shift away from fossil fuels
  • Replacing all lead water infrastructure to ensure every community has clean water
  • Investing in electric vehicle manufacturing and charging infrastructure
  • Weatherize millions of homes and businesses
  • Modernize the nation’s electric grid