Climate Power, LCV Hold Members Accountable for Opposing Climate Action

For Immediate Release

November 22, 2021

Contact: Courtnee Connon, [email protected], 727-744-4163 | Jason Phelps, [email protected], 651-274-9417

Washington, D.C. –Today, Climate Power and the League of Conservation Voters announced an additional round of digital ads holding members of Congress accountable for voting against the Build Back Better Act. Voting no directly impacts the states and constituents these members represent who are on the frontlines of the climate crisis. It is also a vote against lowering energy costs and against creating more good jobs in the clean energy sector.  The climate provisions of the Build Back Better Act are both good policy and good politics and Congress must keep fighting to get it across the finish line. 

Sample Facebook ad: 

“Voters won’t soon forget the willingness of these members of Congress to vote against their communities and against climate action,” said Lori Lodes, Climate Power Executive Director. “They said no to a Build Back Better Act that creates good paying clean energy jobs, cuts pollution fueling climate disasters, lowers energy costs for working families, and begins to bring justice to communities on the frontlines of climate change. People everywhere are feeling the steep impact of the climate crisis, and are demanding their elected officials make bold action to address it a priority.” 

“The decision from these members of Congress to vote against our nation’s best chance to tackle the climate crisis while saving people money on their energy bills and other monthly expenses, investing in the frontline and communities of color that have suffered the most from toxic pollution, and creating and sustaining millions of good-paying union jobs in the clean energy economy is unconscionable,” said LCV SVP of Campaigns Pete Maysmith. “Voters have never been more clear — especially in these states where devastating climate impacts are felt on a regular basis and getting worse — they want action on climate and they want it now.”

Districts where the Facebook ads are running include:

  • CA-25 (Rep. Mike Garcia)
  • CA-21 (Rep. David Valadao) 
  • CA-39 (Rep. Young Kim)
  • CA-48 (Rep. Michelle Steel)
  • FL-26 (Rep. Carlos Giménez)
  • FL-27 (Rep. Maria Salazar)
  • MD-01 (Rep. Andy Harris)
  • ME-02 (Rep. Jared Golden)
  • SC-01 (Rep. Nancy Mace)

These ads come on top of the first accountability campaign the groups ran in August and September calling attention to members in Florida and California who oppose the Build Back Better Act despite being on the frontlines of the climate crisis.

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The Build Back Better Act is the most significant climate bill in history.

Congress needs to pass it now. Americans can’t keep waiting for the pollution cuts, lower costs, and millions of jobs that this would deliver:

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