Washington, D.C. –(ENEWSPF)–September 27, 2012. Today, the Sierra Club launched its 2012 Web Voter Guide to help voters concerned about public health and environmental issues cut through the election noise and get the facts on candidates in their district. The online resource features an interactive map of key congressional races, searchable by state and issue focus.
“There’s information flying at us from every angle now, and it’s getting harder and harder to separate reality from rhetoric, especially in this new environment that gives deep-pocketed oil and coal interests the biggest megaphones in their attempt to hijack this election,” said Michael Brune, Sierra Club Executive Director.
In the first three months of this year alone, 81 percent of the attack ads backed by fossil fuel interests who are against President Obama were on energy and environment issues. Analysts expect the total dollars spent in this election will surpass a record $7 billion before all is said and done.
“Fortunately, few Americans agree with these Big Oil and Coal CEOs — no matter how much money they spend to flood our airwaves. There are millions more of us who are motivated to protect our air and water, create a thriving clean energy economy with new American jobs, and build a healthy and safe future for our kids,” Brune said. “The good news is there are plenty of candidates running in this election who share those values, and the Sierra Club Voter Guide will help voters determine who those candidates are and who stands with big polluters.”
The initial launch of the Sierra Club voter guide includes a first wave of races featuring candidates endorsed by the Club. In the coming weeks, more House and Senate races will be added.