NEW AD: Rick Baker and Donald Trump Have Their Heads in the Sand on Climate Change
The Florida Democratic Party releases a new ad slamming Rick Baker and Donald Trump for refusing to act on climate change, while highlighting Mayor Rick Kriseman’s leadership on climate action
St. Petersburg, FL – While Republican Rick Baker has released two new ads that prominently feature an ill-advised wardrobe change, and a so-called ‘Blueprint for St. Pete’ (mostly a rehash of failed GOP policies and angry shouting at Mayor Rick Kriseman), the Florida Democratic Party has decided to bring immediate attention to Baker’s silence on climate change–an issue that has become more pressing than ever before.
In the aftermath of Hurricane Irma, it has become abundantly clear that 20 years of failed GOP policies have left Florida dangerously unprepared for climate change and extreme weather events that will only continue to intensify.
St. Petersburg is one of the top 10 regions in the world most threatened by climate change
. Inaction is simply not an option for coastal cities like St. Petersburg, and electing climate change deniers like Rick Baker not only sets our cities backwards–it puts them in danger.
“Florida can’t afford climate change deniers like Rick Baker and Donald Trump. We’ve seen the devastation that climate change and extreme weather events bring. We need leaders like Mayor Rick Kriseman who will take immediate action to build climate resilience in our coastal cities and mitigate the effects of climate change. Politicians like Rick Baker will keep their heads in the sand on climate change if it means more campaign cash. St. Petersburg voters, who are already facing the realities of climate change, understand what’s at stake and that regressive climate change deniers like Baker belong in the past, not in elected office.” said Florida Democratic Party spokesperson Johanna Cervone.