NEW PSA by Senator Blumenthal Aimed at CT Transportation
MEDIA RELEASE For Immediate Release October 5, 2012
(Hartford, CT) - Connecticut Senator Richard Blumenthal is helping to encourage citizens to become more informed and active participants in the protection of our state’s environment through better transportation choices.
In a new Public Service Announcement airing on Cablevision this month, Senator Blumenthal is joining the Connecticut League of Conservation Voters Education Fund (CTLCV) to publicize a new “Citizen’s Guide to Transportation: Getting Where You Want to Go.” The guide is a call to action that promotes a vision for an efficient 21stCentury transportation system while respecting the natural resources of our state and sense of place.
The following 22-second spot will air multiple times a day for the month of October:
“Hi. I'm U.S Senator Richard Blumenthal. Like you, I care deeply about our state and the spectacular resources we share—from beautiful rolling hills to scenic shorelines. Transportation decisions can either harm or help protect these great state resources. YOU can make the difference. Learn how at www.conservationeducation.org. “
The guide is a comprehensive, easy-to-read roadmap for the public, legislators and policy makers. It was developed to help citizens get more involved in transportation decisions that are rapidly shaping our state and local communities. By connecting specific transportation choices to impacts on our health, land, air, water, energy, and the overall economic and environmental sustainability of our state, citizens can more easily understand how transportation affects their daily lives.
“I commend the Connecticut League of Conservation Voters for their leadership and dedication to efforts promoting citizen education on critical issues like transportation and the environment,”Senator Blumenthal said. "Developing a 21st century transit system should not mean sacrificing precious environmental resources -- our air, water, and open space."
“With the generous support from Cablevision, which is strongly committed to community outreach and service, and a renowned environmental spokesman such as Senator Blumenthal, we hope citizens will take a moment to read the guide and find out what they can do,” said Lori Brown, CTLCV Executive Director.
The PSA was produced and funded by Cablevision. The guide was made possible with support from Newman’s Own Foundation, The Vervane Foundation, The Fairfield County Community Foundation, The Stewart & Constance Greenfield Foundation, Burns & McDonnell and the City of Hartford.
About the Connecticut League of Conservation Voters
Formed in 2000, the Connecticut League of Conservation Voters Education Fund is a statewide, nonpartisan, nonprofit organization that strives to strengthen Connecticut’s environmental movement. The CTLCV Education Fund educates citizens and public officials about environmental issues and organizes networks of environmental groups to access political power to protect Connecticut’s natural resources.
Contact: Kirsten Griebel, Education Program Director Office: 860.236.5442 Cell: 860.670.0621 Email: email@example.com