Friends of the Earth Action endorses progressive challengers ahead of Super Tuesday

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Friends of the Earth Action announced its endorsement of seven progressive candidates for the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives today. 

Erich Pica, president of Friends of the Earth Action, issued the following statement on behalf of the organization:

With the climate crisis upon us, we need to replace moderate and conservative politicians with real environmental leaders who will pass bold and urgent climate legislation. We are proud to endorse such a diverse and inspiring group of progressive challengers for Congress. These candidates stand with the people and aren’t afraid to take on the corporations that are destroying our communities for profit. We urge our members, supporters, environmentalists and voters across the country to send these true environmentalists to Washington.

A list of this round of Friends of the Earth Action’s endorsements:

U.S. Senate

  • Erica Smith – North Carolina

U.S. House of Representatives

  • Eva Putzova – Arizona 1st District
  • Jessica Cisneros – Texas 28th District
  • Marie Newman – Illinois 3rd District
  • Morgan Harper – Ohio 3rd District
  • Rachel Ventura – Illinois 11th District
  • Robert Emmons – Illinois 1st District

A full list of Friends of the Earth Action’s endorsements for the 2020 election can be found here.

Expert contact: Ariel Moger, 202-222-0754,
Communications contact: Aisha Dukule, (202) 893-3502,


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Friends of the Earth Action and its associated PAC focuses on the systemic causes of injustice and environmental degradation in society. Through organizing, political action and campaigning, we pressure elected officials to do what is necessary to defend all people and preserve our environment.

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