The pandemic-shrunken Republican National Convention formally began Monday in Charlotte, as the party held its formal roll call to re-nominate Donald Trump for President. Trump made a “surprise” appearance in the convention hall Monday, beginning four straight days during which he will be a featured speaker. Trump has assumed complete control of the GOP, including demanding allegiance to his anti-environmental agenda from other Republican candidates … including one tarnished U.S. Senator who is helping to keep North Carolina center-stage.
The League of Conservation Voters (LCV) Victory Fund, sponsors of LCV’s signature Dirty Dozen public awareness campaign, has named Trump its “Dirtiest of All Time” — an unprecedented designation for any candidate. They also named Sen. Thom Tillis to their 2020 Dirty Dozen in late July, pointing to his paltry 9% lifetime LCV environmental voting score, his record of favoring handouts for Big Oil while opposing investments in clean energy, and the $450,000 in contributions he has received from corporate polluters.
LCV senior vice president Pete Maysmith says he will be watching “to see how other candidates speaking at the convention address [the climate] crisis, and other critical environmental issues like environmental racism, clean air and water, and the protection of public lands.” Maysmith asks, “Will other members of the 2020 Dirty Dozen like…Thom Tillis continue to stand with Trump in the rejection of science and public health in favor of polluters?”
Tell Tillis to shape up by supporting clean energy in the next COVID relief package being debated in the Senate right now!