Friends of the Earth Action Congratulates Ben Jealous on Primary Victory

Friends of the Earth Action Congratulates Ben Jealous on Primary Victory

WASHINGTON, D.C. – This evening Ben Jealous won the primary to be the Democratic candidate for governor of Maryland. Friends of the Earth Action endorsed Jealous because of his lifelong commitment to the environment. In the run-up to the primary election, the organization spent six figures and engaged over 10,000 Marylanders to help support his […]

Friends of the Earth Action airs TV ads in support of Ben Jealous

WASHINGTON, D.C. – A new television ad in support of Ben Jealous for Maryland governor is airing this week, sponsored by Friends of the Earth Action. “Ben Jealous will lead Maryland to a clean energy future as its next governor,” said Erich Pica, President of Friends of the Earth Action. “Ben has spent his life […]

Friends of the Earth Action Endorses Scott Wallace for U.S. House

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Friends of the Earth Action today endorsed Scott Wallace (D-Pa.) to be the Democratic nominee for the U.S. House of Representatives in Pennsylvania’s 1st Congressional district. “We need Scott Wallace in the House of Representatives if we are going to resist Donald Trump’s attacks on public health and the environment,” said Erich Pica, […]

Congress Passes Tax Robbery

Congress Passes Tax Robbery

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today the House finalized a tax package that will slash the taxes of corporations and line the pockets of the wealthiest Americans while doing almost nothing for Americans most in need. The bill passed the Senate earlier and Trump is expected to sign it into law. Ben Schreiber, Senior Political Strategist at […]

Senate Passes Corporate and Billionaire Giveaway

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Senate has voted to pass a tax bill that, according to the Joint Committee on Taxation, will disproportionately benefit corporations and the wealthy and will add $1 trillion to the U.S. deficit over the next ten years. Ben Schreiber, Friends of the Earth Action’s Senior Political Strategist, issued the following statement […]

157,000 call on Schumer’s Majority Forward to stop funding attacks on public health and environment

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Yesterday, Friends of the Earth Action, CREDO Action and Climate Hawks Vote delivered over 157,000 petitions to Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer’s office, calling on the Senate Democratic Leader to stop supporting attacks on our environment. Recently, Majority Forward, a dark money group closely associated with Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) and […]

Ossoff’s strong showing a victory for Trump resistance

WASHINGTON, D.C. – After a grueling, months-long campaign that saw more money spent than any other House of Representatives race in history, Karen Handel defeated Jon Ossoff tonight in a close special election to represent Georgia’s 6th Congressional District. Friends of the Earth Action endorsed Ossoff in March. Friends of the Earth Action’s Senior Political […]

PAC’s West Virginia Manchin TV ad undercuts environment, resistance to Trump

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Majority Forward, a political action committee closely associated with Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) and affiliated super PAC Senate Majority PAC, purchased $4.5 million in advertising to support Sen. Joe Manchin (D –W.V.), according to reports from E&E News. The ad, which aired in West Virginia Monday, touts Manchin’s attacks on […]

Friends of the Earth Action Endorses Tom Perriello for Virginia Governor

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Friends of the Earth Action today endorsed Tom Perriello (D-Va.) to be the Democratic nominee for Virginia governor in the June 13 Democratic primary election. “Tom Perriello is with us in the trenches fighting fracking pipelines and uranium mines and challenging the power of Dominion Energy,” said Erich Pica, President of Friends […]

Chaffetz avoiding responsibility for nonexistent Trump Oversight

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah) today announced he would not seek reelection to the House of Representatives in 2018. Chaffetz is the chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, which is responsible for overseeing the Trump administration. He has been the target of frequent protests at Town Halls in his district, […]