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, […]

Triumph in Georgia: Jon Ossoff landslide reinforces resistance to Trump

WASHINGTON, D.C. – In a major triumph for the Democratic Party, Jon Ossoff finished tonight at the top of a field of eleven Republican and four additional Democratic candidates. The race was for the seat previously held by Republican Tom Price, who now serves as Trump’s Health and Human Services Secretary. Friends of the Earth […]

230,000+ progressives urge DSCC not to fund any Senate Dems who help confirm Gorsuch

Petition signatures delivered at DSCC headquarters by progressive leaders Washington, DC – Progressive leaders delivered more than 230,000 petition signatures Monday urging the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee to publicly announce that it will not allocate campaign funds to Sens. Joe Manchin, Heidi Heitkamp, Joe Donnelly or any other Democratic senator who votes for or strikes […]

Friends of the Earth Action and LCV Action Fund Endorse Jon Ossoff for Congress

WASHINGTON, DC — Friends of the Earth (FOE) Action and the League of Conservation Voters (LCV) Action Fund today jointly announced their endorsements of Jon Ossoff for Congress (GA-6) in the April 18 special election. The seat was previously held by Republican Representative Tom Price, who resigned to become Secretary of Health and Human Services. […]

Democratic Party bets on failed past

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today the Democratic National Party chose former Labor Secretary Tom Perez as its new chair. Friends of the Earth Action President Erich Pica issued the following response: The DNC is out of touch with the American public and their needs. Democratic leaders were at a crossroads and today they chose to continue the […]

FOE Action supports Sen. Sanders’ environmental leadership

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today the League of Conservation Voters released their 2016 Scorecard. The annual LCV Scorecard is one of the most important tools for rating members of Congress’ record on the environment. Despite a time-tested methodology there are rare instances when the scorecard doesn’t accurately reflect a member’s true leadership. This happened this year […]