(Washington, D.C. – October 10, 2018) Today EDF Action announced a plan to spend $900,000 across three key house races over the next four weeks.
The program will include a combination of direct mail and digital ads targeting climate science skeptic Rep. John Culberson in Texas’ 7th Congressional District, and two anti-environment candidates in open seats: Lea Marquez Peterson in Arizona’s 2nd Congressional and climate science denier Mark Harris in North Carolina’s 9th District.
“Voters put a premium on clean air, clean water and a healthy environment for their kids,” said Joe Bonfiglio, president of EDF Action. “EDF Action is working to hold anti-environment candidates accountable at the ballot box in in a few short weeks.”
Texas 7th Congressional District: Congressman John Culberson vs. Lizzie Pannill Fletcher
30 year incumbent Congressman John Culberson has an abysmal record on the environment. Culberson has cast doubt on the science of climate change, which experts say was at least partly to blame for Hurricane Harvey's devastation. Even so, Culberson used climate change as his excuse for buying fossils with campaign funds. In contrast, Culberson’s challenger Lizzie Pannill Fletcher has called for action to protect us from a changing climate.
North Carolina’s 9th Congressional District: Marine Veteran Dan McCready vs. Mark Harris
Dan McCready has a unique perspective on the environment, as both a marine veteran who has seen the national security consequences of reliance on foreign oil, as well as a businessman who invested in solar. In contrast, candidate Mark Harris denies climate science and wants to cut the agencies responsible for protecting clean air and water.
Arizona’s 2nd Congressional District: Ann Kirkpatrick vs. Lea Marquez Peterson
Candidate Lea Marquez Peterson has already shown her true colors on the environment, having by thousands in contributions from big polluters, supported efforts that could endanger clean water, and has backed cutting incentives for solar energy. Ann Kirkpatrick has argued for clean energy such as solar and prioritized clean drinking water.
EDF Action, the advocacy partner of Environmental Defense Fund, is running ads supporting pro-environment candidates on both sides of the aisle, across the country in competitive districts.
Paid for by EDF Action, www.EDFAction.org, and not authorized by any candidate or candidate’s committee.