CONTACT: Angela Delli Santi
NJ League of Conservation Voters Victory Fund
TRENTON – The New Jersey League of Conservation Voters Victory Fund today announced plans to invest $200,000 between now and Election Day to help Phil Murphy across the finish line in the 2017 gubernatorial race.
The money is being spent on digital ads and a targeted mail campaign contrasting Murphy’s commitment to a 100 percent clean energy New Jersey, protecting drinking water, and holding corporate polluters accountable with the horrendous record of the current administration of Chris Christie and Kim Guadagno, which includes environmental rollbacks, inaction on climate change, and giveaways to big business.
The four mail pieces can be seen below. The digital ads can be seen here.
This campaign is the first in a New Jersey governor’s race for the Conservation Voters Super PAC, which started in 2013. It is the largest statewide expenditure by New Jersey environmental issue group with $335,000 spent in the primary and general election.
“The New Jersey League of Conservation Victory Fund decided to make its biggest investment ever because of Phil Murphy’s commitment to 100 percent clean energy by 2050 and his unique ability to restore New Jersey to a position of environmental leadership at the national level,” said Drew Tompkins of the Victory Fund.
“With President Trump’s continued assaults on the environment and the disastrous state policies adopted during the past eight years by the Christie-Guadgno Administration, it’s critical that New Jersey elects a leader who will prioritize protecting our state’s water sources, open spaces, and air quality while developing clean energy solutions that will make New Jersey a model for the rest of the country,” Tompkins added. “We look forward to Phil Murphy’s victory on Nov. 7.”
NJLCV was the first statewide environmental organization to endorse Murphy, in February, citing his commitment to environmental protection, leadership skills, and vison for making the state a national and international leader in combating climate change.