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. Ossoff will […]

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 […]

FoE Action endorses Keith Ellison for Democratic National Committee Chair

  WASHINGTON, D.C. – Friends of the Earth Action today announced its endorsement of Keith Ellison (D-Minn.) for Democratic National Committee Chair. Friends of the Earth Action President Erich Pica issued the following statement: Friends of the Earth Action is proud to endorse Rep. Keith Ellison for DNC Chair. From the fight to stop the Keystone XL […]

FoE Action endorses Roy Cooper for North Carolina governor

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Friends of the Earth Action today announced its endorsement of Roy Cooper (D-NC) for governor. Friends of the Earth Action President Erich Pica issued the following statement: North Carolinians need a governor who understands the importance of a healthy environment to the well-being and prosperity of the state. Even more urgently, they […]

FoE Action endorses Katie McGinty for U.S. Senate

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Friends of the Earth Action today announced its endorsement of Katie McGinty (D-Pa.) for U.S. Senate. Friends of the Earth Action President Erich Pica issued the following statement: Friends of the Earth Action is pleased to endorse Katie McGinty for U.S. Senate. We need a leader in the Senate that recognizes the […]

FOE Action endorses Jamie Raskin for U.S. House of Representatives

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Friends of the Earth Action today announced its endorsement of Jamie Raskin, of Maryland, for the U.S. House of Representatives. Friends of the Earth Action President Erich Pica issued the following statement: In his three terms as a Democratic State Senator for Maryland, Jamie Raskin has been an ardent advocate for the […]