Climate Power Launches New Ad in Spanish Ahead of Second GOP Presidential Debate

Ad running in Phoenix, Tucson, Atlanta, Las Vegas, Philadelphia and Washington DC

Washington, D.C. – Climate Power launched a new ad in Spanish, recognizing the pivotal importance that climate change has for Latinos in the United States, bridging the gap between their everyday challenges and the climate crisis, and underlining the harm caused by GOP climate change denial. The ad “What is their Climate Plan?” will run before, during, and after the Republican Debate in the Latino-heavy markets of Phoenix, Tucson, Atlanta, Las Vegas, Philadelphia, and Washington D.C. through 17 spots per market, and it will also run during primetime Univision shows like Al Punto and local news. The ad will also circulate digitally via Univision Video Streaming Plus and Univision Video Streaming Plus Noticias.

WATCH:  What is their Climate Plan?

Tonight, the second Republican presidential primary debate will be held at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in Simi Valley, California, moderated by Stuart Varney, Illa Calderón, and Dana Perino. In August, during the first GOP debate this year, voters made clear they want answers on climate change when a young Republican asked about their plans to address the issue. But Republican candidates came up short, proving that the GOP is stuck in the past — calling climate change a ‘hoax,’ protecting billionaires and Big Oil, and worsening the climate crisis. This time around, we’re expecting no different.

“Republicans are completely disconnected from the reality Latinos face every single day. Climate change is compromising our jobs, economic security, and health, and we need answers instead of denialism,” said Antonieta Cadiz, Deputy Executive Director of Climate Power En Acción. “Instead of embracing solutions to the climate crisis, like the Clean Energy Plan, they want to reverse the progress we have made in favor of Big Oil corporate interests.”

majority of Latinos in the United States (81%) consider climate change a priority, and they want to know how the GOP candidates would defend their jobs, health, and economic security from climate change. Extreme weather, exacerbated by the climate crisis, is taking a toll on Latino communities around the country. This July was the hottest month on record for more than two dozen U.S. cities — and western states with sizable Latino populations, like Arizona, California, and Nevada, saw heat-related hospitalizations spike 51% above the average since 2018.