EDF Announces Additional $2.4 Million Ad Campaign Spend to Call for Build Back Better Agenda with Bold Clean Energy Provisions

Ads show job-creating potential of clean energy and pro-climate investments

September 16, 2021
Keith Gaby, (202) 572-3336, kgaby@edf.org

(Washington, D.C. – September 16, 2021) This week, the Environmental Defense Fund launched an additional $2.4 million ad spend aimed at encouraging elected officials to “go bold” by supporting critical clean energy investments to meet the scale of the climate problem.

This builds on the $2 million ad buy EDF and EDF Action ran over the summer in 7 states, and includes a $1 million campaign focused on West Virginia and Arizona with a radio ad in West Virginia and billboards in Phoenix and Tucson, accompanied by new commercials being broadcast on Sunday morning news shows, college football games, digital and social media.

“We know that Senators’ number one priority is passing legislation that will be good for their home states and the people who live there,” said Felice Stadler, Vice President of campaigns for the Environmental Defense Fund. “Right now, we have a once-in-a-generation opportunity to act now and go bold on climate solutions -- starting to address the root causes of extreme weather while creating good-paying jobs. This is a win for communities across the country.”

EDF’s ongoing Power Up, America campaign includes events, grassroots activities, digital advocacy and other programs to promote clean energy and climate solutions.

Arizona ad: https://youtu.be/9b4-ygxPwlE

West Virginia ad: https://youtu.be/H4Ckw1nhLuE

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