Friends of the Earth Action Endorses
Cites his Leadership on Combating Global Warming
First Endorsement of a Presidential Candidate
Group Intends to Run Independent, Grassroots Campaign
WASHINGTON, DC -- Friends of the Earth Action (FOE Action), one of the longest-standing, national environmental organizations in the country, today announced its endorsement of Senator John Edwards for President, citing his leadership on real solutions to combat global warming and his unequivocal position against dangerous and expensive nuclear power.
"Friends of the Earth Action enthusiastically endorses John Edwards for President," said Brent Blackwelder, president of FOE Action. "We believe he is the candidate most committed, and best prepared, to halt global warming and promote a healthy, livable planet for our families and our future. Among the frontrunners, he is also the only candidate to flatly oppose nuclear power. After 7 years of the most destructive environmental president in modern history, we feel strongly that John Edwards is the candidate most likely to stand up to the powerful, corporate polluters and their lobbyists. For these reasons, we believe John Edwards is the best candidate for president."
In making its endorsement of John Edwards, FOE Action noted that he has led the way among the field of candidates running for president on the preeminent environmental issue of the day -- global warming. John Edwards' plan to combat global warming will:
"John Edwards will bring dramatic, positive change and improvement to our nation's environmental policies. Most importantly, he will bring leadership in the preeminent environmental issue of our time -- the global warming crisis. John Edwards has set the pace among presidential candidates on global warming, and among the leading Democratic candidates, he has the best, most comprehensive global warming program," commented Blackwelder.
Friends of the Earth Action intends to be especially active in New Hampshire, establishing an independent, grassroots campaign to carry the message about John Edwards' global warming plan and his vision for a healthy environment.
"In this campaign we intend to mobilize our members and supporters, like-minded environmentalists and voters in New Hampshire for the election of John Edwards as President," said Blackwelder.
Friends of the Earth Action was founded in 1969, by David Brower, and for decades has been at the forefront of efforts to create a more healthy and just world. FOE Action and its sister organization, Friends of the Earth have over 100,000 members and supporters in the United States.