On Monday, June 13, seven Republican presidential candidates will meet for a debate in New Hampshire. Already, six months before the Iowa caucuses, the question of whether to continue subsidizing corn ethanol is sharply dividing the candidates. These subsidies cost $6 billion each year but make no sense. The candidates should explain their positions on ethanol subsidies at this debate in New Hampshire before they move on to corn-producing Iowa to try and garner support there.
The Green Scissors campaign is running advertisements in New Hampshire, asking that the candidates renounce their support for ethanol subsidies.
But we need your help to get out the word!
Using the tool belwo, you can send a letter to the editor of your local paper and ask that the candidates renounce support for ethanol subsidies. It's two easy steps!
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We've made it easy for you to contact your local newspaper with your views, but editors want to hear from you in your own words.
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