Tea Party opponents (yes, both of them) have already launched attacks on Long Island, touting their extreme right-wing agendas and going after my record. We’re still 11 months out from Election Day, but they are already laying the groundwork to try and deceive voters.
I want this campaign to be about the issues. About how we’re going to improve the lives of our families and communities here on Long Island. About how we’re going to fight for equality and bring jobs to our district.
Unfortunately, my opponents seem dead-set on pursuing a campaign filled with petty attacks. It’s up to us to rise above and get the facts out. That means we’re going to need a big grassroots movement to help spread our message.
So far in 2013, over 8,100 supporters have participated in our campaign. Will you help us reach 10,000 strong before the end of the year?
Last month, you stepped up to help us hit our goal to make sure we have the resources to build a strong campaign. Thanks!
Now, it’s up to you to help grow this movement. Say you’re in for our campaign, then forward this email to three friends on Long Island and encourage them to join us.
next year’s Senate map looks pretty tough.
We’ve got key environmental allies across the country facing challenging races and deep-pocket opponents. And believe me — their opponents know that they can rely on the Koch brothers and Karl Rove cavalry as soon as races really start to heat up.
But our Senate champs have a cavalry all their own — LCV supporters like you.
That’s right. LCV’s members and supporters are always willing and ready to stand up for our environment. From helping to defeat 11 of the Dirty Dozen last year to keeping up the fight against the toxic Keystone XL pipeline this year, LCV supporters like you are always ready to roll up their sleeves and chip in again.
So can you do one quick thing for the environment today? Pick one of these pro-environment candidates and make a contribution. Better yet, pick a couple. If you can, why not split your donation among all three?
Here’s a quick look at each race:
Minnesota Senator Al Franken: The senator from Minnesota faced a ridiculously close race in 2008, winning by just 312 votes in one of the most competitive Senate races in U.S. history. There’s no break for this environmental champ in 2014 — polluting interests are gearing up for a fight and the Koch brothers and Karl Rove are sure to join in. Let’s make sure Senator Franken — who has earned an impressive 92 percent lifetime score from LCV’s National Environmental Scorecard — gets reelected to the U.S. Senate. Donate to Senator Al Franken and all our GiveGreen candidates>>
New Hampshire Senator Jeanne Shaheen: Do you remember former Massachusetts Senator Scott Brown? He lost the senate race last year to environmental champion Elizabeth Warren. Well, he’s back, but this time he’s thinking about driving his old pickup truck a little north to New Hampshire, where he is leaning towards challenging environmental champion Jeanne Shaheen. It’s a fight we need to take very seriously. Senator Shaheen’s dedication to environmental protection has earned her a 93% lifetime score on LCV’s National Environmental Scorecard. Donate to Senator Jeanne Shaheen and all our GiveGreen candidates>>
Oregon Senator Jeff Merkley: Since his first vote as senator — in favor of a bill creating new wilderness and national recreation areas — Senator Merkley has continuously championed conservation measures and a clean energy future. Senator Merkley is also a thoughtful, powerful voice on climate change. His voting record in the U.S. Senate has made him the only Senator to earn a perfect 100% lifetime score on LCV’s National Environmental Scorecard. Donate to Senator Jeff Merkley and all our GiveGreen candidates>>
Your contribution will go straight to these pro-environment candidates’ campaigns — the same as if you donated on their own websites — but by donating through LCV Action Fund’s GiveGreen, you also make it clear that the support you’re giving is from someone who cares deeply about protecting the air we breathe and water we drink. It means that when they win re-election, they’ll know they owe their win to environmentalists like you.
Thank you for your support and thank you for supporting our GiveGreen candidates.
- Brown appearance fuels Senate run speculation (wmur.com)
- Senator Franken Has a Message for MN Voters (iowntheworld.com)
- Anti-Gay Former Senator Bob Smith to Challenge Jeanne Shaheen in New Hampshire (towleroad.com)
- Will Scott Brown Run for Senate? Only He Knows for Sure (abcnews.go.com)
- Obamacare Has the Cure For a Democratic Majority in the Senate According to Polls (freepatriot.org)
- Scott Brown May Be Warming To The Idea Of A Senate Run In New Hampshire (huffingtonpost.com)
- Every Single Anxious Senate Democrat Up For Re-Election Next Year Met With Obama Today To Vent About Obamacare (businessinsider.com)
- Franken in trouble in MN for 2014? (hotair.com)
- First on CNN: Republicans bring back Medicare attack (politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com)
- Democrats ratchet up defense against Scott Brown (boston.com)