Washington, D.C. — Today, Climate Power and the League of Conservation Voters (LCV) announced an additional $4 million paid media investment in key House districts, thanking members for their support and encouraging others to back the Build Back Better Act with popular climate provisions. Experts warn the window is closing to avert the worst effects of the climate crisis, and the Build Back Better Act is our best opportunity to take transformative action. We need all hands on deck now to ensure the final package meets the “Climate Test” and to push it across the finish line.
The additional spending will go to new TV ads in LCV’s name in the districts of Rep. Stephanie Murphy (FL-07), Rep. Josh Harder (CA-10), Rep. Kathleen Rice (NY-04), and Rep. Scott Peters (CA-52), and new innovation-focused digital ads in the districts of Rep. Sharice Davids (KS-03), Rep. Haley Stevens (MI-11), Rep. Angie Craig (MN-02), and Rep. Steven Horsford (NV-04), in addition to boosting previously announced ads on the air and online in more than 20 key districts.
“This is a code red moment that requires Congress to pass the Build Back Better Act that meets the Climate Test,” said Climate Power Executive Director Lori Lodes. “The crisis is disrupting lives in every part of the country. Thankfully, members have the opportunity to pass the Build Back Better Act, including climate investments that will create jobs, reduce energy costs for families, and build a more just and equitable nation. The case for climate action is backed by people in every corner of America, now it’s time for Congress to finish the job.”
“Polluter CEOs might have deep pockets for false advertising, but science and the public are on the side of climate action,” said LCV SVP of Campaigns Pete Maysmith. “Congress has a once-in-a-generation opportunity to tackle the climate crisis in a way that also helps address economic and racial equity — and their constituents are demanding that they pass the Build Back Better Act now.”
This $4 million ad spend will be in addition to the $9 million of Climate Power and LCV ads already airing in support of members in key states in September. The new investment comes as pro-polluter interests continue to launch false attacks on the Build Back Better Act which will create jobs, lower utility bills, and take on climate change and environmental justice. During the August recess and into September, LCV and Climate Power spent $20 million making the case for bold climate action in the Build Back Better package.
These ads are falling on friendly ears. New polling from Hart Research’s Geoff Garin found that 58% of voters polled across 24 battleground House districts support the investments of the Build Back Better Act. After hearing a description of the bill, 54% of voters say Congress should either keep the cost at the current proposed level or increase the cost so the legislation can do more, and 63% say that addressing climate change should be an important priority for the legislation. This comes after previous statewide polls in AZ, CO, GA, NV, and NH found that the bill was strongly supported by voters in those states, 59% of whom agreed that Congress should either keep the cost at the current proposed level or increase the cost so the legislation can do more.
Climate Power, LCV, and 18 other national environmental, public health, and climate advocacy groups released the ‘Climate Test’ laying out the investments needed in the Build Back Better Act to put the U.S. on track to cut carbon emissions in half by 2030, the goal that President Biden set and science and justice require.
Districts where the ads are running include:
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