Groups Launch Ads in Support of House Clean Energy Bill

A diverse coalition of groups representing more than 10 million Americans launched a major advertising campaign this week urging Congress to pass and strengthen the American Clean Energy & Security Act.

June 17, 2009

Coalition Includes Environmental, Labor, Hispanic, and Veterans Groups

Washington, D.C.-A diverse coalition of groups representing more than 10 million Americans launched a major advertising campaign this week urging Congress to pass and strengthen the American Clean Energy & Security Act, which is likely to come up for a vote on the House floor next week. Groups taking part in the effort include Sierra Club, VoteVets.org, the League of Conservation Voters, America’s Building Trades Unions, Democracia Ahora, the BlueGreen Alliance, the National Wildlife Federation Action Fund, and the Service Employees International Union. These groups have collectively spent approximately $5 million in recent weeks in support of a strong clean energy jobs plan.

Print Campaign in Hill Publications

Print ads call on Congress to create clean energy jobs here in America and end our dependence on oil. The ads — from the BlueGreen Alliance, Sierra Club, the Service Employees International Union, VoteVets.org, the League of Conservation Voters, Democracia Ahora, and the National Wildlife Federation Action Fund — will run over the next two weeks in Congress Daily AM, Politico, The Hill, Roll Call, Congressional Quarterly, and National Journal.

“We can rebuild the middle class here at home by building the clean energy economy,” said David Foster, BlueGreen Alliance Executive Director. “A strong clean energy jobs plan will create millions of new jobs across the country while tackling climate change and moving America toward energy independence. That’s why environmentalists and labor unions alike are calling on Congress to strengthen and pass a comprehensive clean energy and climate bill.”

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