Wildfires Show Southwest Washington’s Void in Leadership on Climate Change and Disaster Relief
‘Congresswoman Herrera Beutler needs to wake up —Washington is burning around her’
VANCOUVER WA —Today Carolyn Long, candidate for Congress in Washington’s 3rd Congressional District called for leadership to address climate change and disaster relief.
“This unprecedented wildfire season highlights the dire need for leadership on climate change and disaster relief,” said Long. “We are so lucky to live in such a pristine corner of the country and it’s heartbreaking to see our community swallowed in smoke, and neighbors forced to evacuate.”
“Jaime Herrera Beutler has accepted more than $170,000 from the oil and gas industry, selling out Southwest Washingtonians by voting again and again against efforts to fight climate change and hold corporate polluters accountable,” said Abby Olmstead, Long’s campaign manager.
Scientific American, a popular science magazine, urged Americans to vote for Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden on Tuesday, calling the upcoming election “literally a matter of life and death.” This marks the first time Scientific American has ever endorsed a president in its 175-year history.
“Congresswoman Herrera Beutler needs to wake up —Washington is burning around her,” said Long. “She’s sat by, silent, while Trump rolls back protections for our environment. There is no time to waste in protecting our environment. We need a strong leader with commitment to environmental stewardship—not Jaime Herrera Beutler.”
Carolyn Long is running for Congress in Southwest Washington (WA-03) for the 2020 election. She previously was the Democratic nominee for Washington’s 3rd District in 2018. She resides in Vancouver with her family and teaches at WSU-Vancouver. Long has served Southwest Washington for more than 25 years, as a WSU college professor and community leader. Follow her on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.