Clean Water Action Endorses Beto O'Rourke for US Senate

Friday, August 17, 2018

Austin, Texas — Clean Water Action is pleased to announce its endorsement of Beto O'Rourke for U.S. Senate. Clean Water Action's Texas State Director, David Foster, released the following statement:

“Beto O'Rourke is the only candidate in this race who will put the needs of Texans before the profits of corporate special interests He has been a reliable champion for protecting our water and environment, voting the right way on each vote we have tracked since 2017. He doesn't just vote the right way -- he is also a powerful voice in opposition to the polluter-powered agenda that is threatening our health and water. He scored 100% on our candidate questionnaire.

In contrast, Ted Cruz did not even bother to return our questionnaire and he has voted the wrong way on every vote we've tracked since 2017. Ted Cruz refuses to support commonsense action to address climate change, despite seeing, first-hand, the impacts of climate change through super charged storms like Hurricane Harvey. How many more wildfires and hurricanes does Texas have to endure before Cruz wakes up to the reality that climate change is real?

Beto O'Rourke understands that climate change is water change. He knows we need to act and he is committed to battling the climate crisis by increasing investments in renewable energy. Texas deserves elected officials who base policy on reality. Texas needs Beto O'Rouke in the US Senate."

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Since our founding during the campaign to pass the landmark Clean Water Act in 1972, Clean Water Action has worked to win strong health and environmental protections by bringing issue expertise, solution-oriented thinking and people power to the table.

David Foster