New Ad: Jim Gerlach Sides with Polluters, Against Public Health
For Immediate Release: February 22, 2011
Contact: Katie Feeney 215-567-4004 x 112, firstname.lastname@example.org
New 30 second radio ad highlights Gerlach’s vote against clean air and public health
PHILADELPHIA, PA – Today Health Care Without Harm launched a radio ad campaign criticizing Pennsylvania Congressman Jim Gerlach’s vote last week to allow polluters off the hook by blocking new clean air standards.
“Jim Gerlach’s special interest agenda in Washington is in direct conflict with the interests of Pennsylvania’s families, children and seniors when it comes to public health and pollution,” said Health Care Without Harm’s Climate Policy Coordinator Brenda Afzal, MS, RN. “Congressman Gerlach needs to be more responsive to ways he can decrease our national chronic health epidemic, which includes asthma, rather than make the situation worse.”
The ad will run for several days in the Allentown, Reading and Philadelphia markets. Health Care Without Harm hopes that Pennsylvania residents, particularly those in the health professions, will call Rep. Gerlach’s office, to explain the health effects of his actions.
Radio ad script: Raising kids in eastern Pennsylvania, sure I think about air pollution. I worry every day about what my children breathe. So I’d like to know why Congressman Jim Gerlach is voting to ransack the Environmental Protection Agency. If he’s willing to let big polluters pump unlimited pollution into our air, is he willing to ignore the asthma and heart disease that come along with it? Join me in calling Jim Gerlach at 610.594.1415 and tell him the health of Pennsylvania families comes before big polluters and their dirty money. PAID FOR BY Health Care Without Harm.
HCWH is an international coalition of more than 430 organizations in 52 countries, working to transform the health care sector worldwide, without compromising patient safety or care, so that it is ecologically sustainable and no longer a source of harm to public health and the environment. For more information see www.noharm.org.
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