Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Perriello, Shuler, Religious and Military Leaders Promote Climate Change Action

Reps. Tom Perriello and Heath Shuler (NC-11) will join with religious and military leaders to promote congressional action to climate change. The American Values Network, a Democratic religious organization, is releasing advertisements on local Christian radio stations in at least eight states, targeting representatives who may waver on climate change legislation. Perriello and Shuler will join in the unveiling of this ad blitz. Money quote:
"We're trying to push Southern and Midwestern Democrats to let them know the faith community and people from national security angle really think it's important that we pass this legislation," said Kristin Williams, a spokeswoman for Faith In Public Life.... Williams said a priority is making sure that climate change legislation "supports those most vulnerable" and "making sure that in the climate bill there's money for helping people adapt."

The coalition is bolstered by the results of a soon-to-be-released national poll showing that a majority of Americans, including Evangelicals and Catholics, believes "dealing with climate change now will create new jobs and help avoid more serious economic problems in the future" and that "climate change is adversely affecting the poorest communities in the world and that addressing global poverty would increase U.S. security," ... (emphasis mine)
You can listen to the ad here.

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