EDF Action Brings Climate Change Ads to Houston Debate

September 10, 2019
Hannah Blatt, hblatt@edfaction.org, 202-572-3534

(Houston, TX- September 10, 2019) Today, EDF Action brought its campaign to emphasize climate change in the presidential debates to Houston. The digital ad campaign highlights the issue of climate change in the presidential debates and calls for a 100 percent clean economy. It is complemented with two billboards showcasing the climate impacts Houston is already experiencing.

This campaign was first launched at the Miami debates in June, and since then, EDF Action has invested more than $150,000 pressing both candidates and activists to embrace climate change solutions at every Democratic debate thus far.

“Houstonians have seen first-hand how climate change affects their livelihood, their environment and the health of their families. Every candidate for president should take this opportunity to see the areas that were impacted by Hurricane Harvey and the connected issue of air pollution that families across the city are dealing with every day,” said Joe Bonfiglio, President of EDF Action. “That’s why EDF Action is on-the-ground with billboards and digital ads reminding candidates, moderators, and debate attendees that the climate crisis is impacting every aspect of our lives in both red and blue states. Candidates should use this debate, and future debates, to have a robust and comprehensive conversation about real-life solutions to tackle this challenge with bold and ambitious plans.”

The billboards show the consequences that climate change is having on Houston with an image of a flooded highway after Hurricane Harvey. Digital ads continue to use the image of a melting popsicle as a way to draw attention to the serious challenge posed by climate change.