]Sen. Schumer: Don't provide cover for Sen. Manchin's attacks on
Sign the petition to Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer:
"I was disappointed to learn that Majority Forward, which you have close
ties to, ran an ad praising Senator Joe Manchin for his efforts to roll
back Obama-era clean water protections. I demand that you to stand up to
attacks on people and the planet, not cover for conservative Democrats
like Manchin who seek to normalize Trump and his extreme agenda."
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]Sen. Schumer: Don't
provide cover for Sen.
Manchin's attacks on
Sen. Joe Manchin is one of the least-reliable members of the Senate
Democratic caucus. He frequently sides with Trump and Republican
extremists in opposition to progressive values like fighting for economic
justice and defending womenâ€™s rights.
As a longtime friend of the coal industry, Sen. Manchin is especially bad
when it comes to fighting climate change and protecting the environment.
Now, a dark money group run by a longtime operative of Senate Democratic
Leader Chuck Schumer is running a TV ad praising Manchin for cozying up to
Trump and working to poison our drinking water.^1
Sen. Schumer and his allies should be doing everything in their power to
resist Trump, not providing cover for Sen. Manchinâ€™s attacks on
]Tell Sen. Schumer: Donâ€™t provide cover for Sen. Manchinâ€™s attacks on
progressive values. Click here to sign the petition.
The pro-Manchin TV ad was placed by Majority Forward, which has reportedly
spent $4.5 million on advertising to support Sen. Manchin.^2 In the ad,
the narrator directly praises Sen. Manchin for opposing Pres. Obamaâ€™s
environmental regulations on the coal industry. â€śWhen Washington proposed
anti-coal regulations, Joe Manchin said no,â€ť the narrator says.
Hereâ€™s why thatâ€™s a problem: The regulation in question â€“ known as the
Stream Protection Rule â€“ prohibited coal mining companies from disposing
of toxic waste containing dangerous heavy metals into streams. Until Pres.
Obama cracked down on it last year, this dangerous coal industry practice
had dire health consequences for people living nearby.^3 When Trump signed
legislation reversing the regulation, Sen. Manchin was there for the
photo-op alongside Trump and a handful of congressional Republicans.^4
By praising Manchinâ€™s opposition to this commonsense rule that protected
people and the environment from toxic coal mining waste, the
Schumer-aligned Majority Forward is undercutting core progressive values
and sending a message that collaborating with Trump to choose corporations
over people is an acceptable thing for Democratic politicians to do. We
couldnâ€™t disagree with that sentiment more.
With Republicans in lockstep opposition to protecting people and the
planet from dirty energy companies and all other progressive priorities,
the last thing we need is for groups aligned with Democratic leaders to be
providing cover for Democrats like Joe Manchin who frequently side with
Republicans. Thatâ€™s why weâ€™re joining Friends of the Earth Action and
other allies to demand that Sen. Schumer stand up to attacks on people and
the planet and stop providing cover for Manchin.
Tell Sen. Schumer: Donâ€™t provide cover for Sen. Manchinâ€™s attacks on
progressive values. Click the link below to sign the petition:
Thanks for everything you do.
Josh Nelson, Deputy Political Director
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Â 1.Â Dylan Brown, "[ act.credoaction.com/go/14395
]PAC aligned with Schumer runs pro-Manchin TV ad," E&E
Daily, June 13, 2017.
Â 2.Â Friends of the Earth, "[ act.credoaction.com/go/14396
]PACâ€™s West Virginia Manchin TV ad undercuts
environment, resistance to Trump," June 15, 2017.
Â 3.Â Brad Plumer, "[ act.credoaction.com/go/14398
]Why Trump just killed a rule restricting coal
companies from dumping waste in streams," Vox, Feb. 16, 2017.
Â 4.Â The Intelligencer, "[ act.credoaction.com/go/14399
]Trump Halts Rule On Stream Regulations With
W.Va., Ohio Leaders Looking On," Feb. 17, 2017.