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#TooExtremeKen: Virginia Sierra Club Launches New Campaign to Defeat Ken Cuccinelli

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From the Virginia Sierra Club:

(Richmond, VA) — Today, the Sierra Club of Virginia announced a new campaign to reject climate denier Ken Cuccinelli and his extreme agenda. With a new website — accessible at TooExtremeKen.com — and a field campaign, the Sierra Club will focus on activating its more than 60,000 members and supporters in Virginia to knock on doors and make phone calls opposing Cuccinelli while identifying and mobilizing potential voters on college campuses throughout the Commonwealth.

“For years, those of us fighting for clean air, clean water, and climate action have seen Ken Cuccinelli abuse his authority, waste taxpayer dollars, and sacrifice our healthy future for his extreme agenda. We’re not going to let him hide this extreme record from Virginia voters while he runs for Governor,” said Glen Besa, State Director for the Sierra Club of Virginia. “Whether he’s embarrassing our Commonwealth by attacking scientists at UVA or threatening the safeguards that protect our communities from toxics, one thing is clear: Cuccinelli is too extreme for Virginia.”

 

From Virginia Union to Radford to William & Mary, the Sierra Club is deploying full-time organizers to college campuses across Virginia to spread the word about Cuccinelli’s extreme ideology and turn out voters to help elect Terry McAuliffe.

“This election is critically important to young voters. Its our future that Ken Cuccinelli is risking with his extreme ideological crusades– and its our vote that will help to ensure that we protect it.” said Kirin Kennedy, Sierra Student Coalition Youth Vote Manager for the Sierra Club's Campaign in Virginia. 

The centerpiece of the Sierra Club’s new campaign is TooExtremeKen.com, a new website highlighting Cuccinelli’s extreme record that will connect Sierra Club members and supporters with volunteer opportunities across the Commonwealth. A companion twitter account has also been launched at @TooExtremeKen

The Sierra Club’s campaign will run from now until election day. Other outreach initiatives are currently being planned, potentially including advertising campaigns and other get-out-the-vote initiatives.