An OFA supporter in Texas speaks to the press outside the offices of denier Rep. Ted Poe.
The goal of Tuesday's climate day of action was simple: make it clear who is preventing action on climate change, and why. With the help of unicorn statuettes, OFA volunteers did just that. Here's a look at some of the new coverage:
- "For whatever reason Congressman Steve King is deciding to ignore the facts, ignore the science," said OFA volunteer DJ Smith to local news in Iowa. [KCAU-TV]
- In northeastern Pennsylvania, OFA supporters visited the offices of U.S. Rep. Lou Barletta to deliver his award for denying the science on climate change. [The Times Leader]
- In California, one climate denier award was delivered to U.S. Rep. Dana Rohrabacher. "This award is designed to draw attention to the anti-reality and anti-science position that Rohrabacher and others in Congress have taken," said OFA-OC. [OC Weekly]
- OFA volunteers visited several of Sen. Marco Rubio's offices in Florida on Tuesday. [Tampa Tribune]
- Climate denier Rep. Rob Wittman of southern Virginia claims to be a "champion of the Chesapeake," but OFA volunteers showed that his stance on climate change leaves much to be desired. [Daily Press]
- In San Diego, OFA supporters visited U.S. Rep. Darrell Issa. "[F]rom ocean protection to climate change to species protection to wilderness protection—you name the environmental issue, and Darrel Issa is usually on the wrong side of it," a supporter said. [KPBS]
- In Tennessee, U.S. Rep. Scott Desjarlais received his Climate Change Denier Award from a group of OFA volunteers. “He’s a medical doctor,” Chris Polk told The Daily News Journal. “So we know he believes in science." [Daily News Journal]
- A member of U.S. Rep. Scott Garrett's staff met with OFA supporters who delivered the congressman's award to his office in New Jersey. [Patch]
It's not too late to teach climate deniers a science lesson. Call out the deniers in your state.