CLCV Reaps Rewards of Digital Ad Campaign for Permanent Funding for the Land and Water Conservation Fund

Press Release
June 26, 2020

CONTACT: Jennifer Molina | [email protected] | 213.537.6324

SACRAMENTO – Today, Mary Creasman Chief Executive Officer of the California League of Conservation Voters (CLCV) issued the following statement addressing CLCV’s initial success of a digital ad campaign resulting in Congressman Kevin McCarthy’s support of the Great American Outdoors Act:

“Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy’s commitment to support the Great American Outdoors Act is a significant milestone towards protecting our public lands and empowering our communities. Over the past five weeks, our digital ad campaign called on Rep. McCarthy’s constituents to demand he take a stance in support of this crucial conservation bill. It is not a coincidence that Rep. McCarthy’s support follows CLCV holding him accountable in his district.

This bill is an obvious win-win for every community. Permanently funding the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) would protect the 40,000 state and local parks supported by this program. LWCF would not only ensure Californians and future generations could enjoy the beauty of the outdoors, but it would also fuel growth in regional economies. With COVID-19 devastating communities, we must invest in a program that supports over 7 million American jobs and creates billions of dollars in economic outputs.

We thank Rep. McCarthy’s support for public lands, and we will be watching as this bill moves forward in Congress. We are committed to protecting our public lands not only for ourselves but for future generations to come.”

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