“We are going into those states and districts across the country because the stakes have never been higher when it comes to the climate crisis and the opportunity has never been greater,” Tiernan Sittenfeld, the senior vice president of government affairs for League of Conservation Voters, told CNN.
“We don’t have a state LCV (League of Conservation Voters) in West Virginia, but we know acting on climate is both good policy and good politics,” Sittenfeld told CNN. “We absolutely expect all members of Congress, but particularly every Democratic senator to seize this moment.”
Ads will air in 9 states and 13 key battleground districts Democrats are defending in the 2022 midterms, including: Arizona’s 1st Congressional District, Georgia’s 6th and 7th Congressional Districts, Iowa’s Third Congressional District, Michigan’s 8th and 11th Congressional Districts, New Hampshire’s 1st Congressional District, and Virginia’s 2nd and 7th Congressional Districts, among others.
Sittenfeld said that when it comes to the climate crisis, President Joe Biden and congressional leadership “have all been clear failure is not an option.”
“The scale of the climate crises is immense,” she told CNN. “We have to act now, we’re out of time.”