Conservation Votes PAC Announces Unprecedented $2 Million Campaign Supporting Gov. Cooper, State Legislative Candidates
Television, digital, and direct mail are reaching voters across NC, now through Election Day
RALEIGH, N.C. — Today, Conservation Votes PAC, the independent expenditure PAC established by the North Carolina League of Conservation Voters (NCLCV), announced an unprecedented $2 million effort to re-elect Gov. Roy Cooper and to support environmental champions or oppose environmental villains in 13 key state Senate and House districts:
|Senate 11||Allen Wellons, Rep. Lisa Barnes||Johnston, Nash|
|Senate 24||JD Wooten, Amy Galey||Alamance, Guilford|
|Senate 31||Terri LeGrand, Sen. Joyce Krawiec||Davie, Forsyth|
|House 9||Brian Farkas, Rep. Perrin Jones||Pitt|
|House 12||Virginia Cox-Daugherty, Rep. Chris Humphrey||Lenoir, Pitt|
|House 20||Adam Ericson, Rep. Ted Davis||New Hanover|
|House 43||Kimberly Hardy, Diane Wheatley||Cumberland|
|House 45||Rep. John Szoka, Frances Jackson||Cumberland|
|House 59||Nicole Quick, Rep. Jon Hardister||Guilford|
|House 63||Ricky Hurtado, Rep. Stephen Ross||Alamance|
|House 74||Dan Besse, Jeff Zenger||Forsyth|
|House 82||Aimy Steele, Rep. Kristin Baker||Cabarrus|
|House 83||Gail Young, Rep. Larry Pittman||Cabarrus, Rowan|
Conservation Votes PAC is airing a television ad and digital ads, and sending mail to targeted voters, informing them about the incumbents’ and candidates’ records in these districts. The entire program will run through Election Day. Voters will receive multiple ads and/or direct mail pieces, but samples are available here.
With hurricane season ramping up and our public health crisis laying bare the importance of listening to science and prioritizing clean air and clean water, voters are paying attention to environmental and energy issues more than ever. Internal polling shows 47% to 54% of voters in these districts think the environment is a very important issue when deciding who to vote for. Between 56% and 66% of them support stronger emissions rules that would establish net-zero carbon emissions by 2050.
“Voters are with us on the issues, and we’re doing everything we can to let them know what’s at stake in this election,” said Dan Crawford, director of Conservation Votes PAC. “And that is a government that puts people first. North Carolinians have had enough of being put on the backburner in favor of corporate polluters. In his second term, Gov. Cooper needs legislative partners who work with him to advance climate action, clean energy solutions, and public health protections.
In 2016, Conservation Votes PAC was instrumental in electing Cooper governor. In 2018, the PAC was one of the leading investors supporting pro-conservation candidates, helping multiply the environmental champions who have successfully sustained Cooper’s vetoes of Jones Street’s pro-polluter policies. This year, the goal is to add enough new champions to create a pro-environment legislative majority.
This information is paid for by the Conservation Votes Political Action Committee.
This message was made independent of any candidate or political party.