MI-07, Michigan — October 20, 2010 at 6:32 am

Mark Schauer gets a big boost from Sierra Club and Blue-Green Alliance


The Sierra Club and the BlueGreen Alliance are teaming up to send 160,000 of campaign literature to voters in Michigan’s 7th Congressional District urging them to support Congressman Mark Schauer over his opponent Tim Walberg in the upcoming midterm election.

According to their press release, there are four pieces being sent, each focusing “on Walberg’s reliance on foreign oil that leaves us beholden to the Middle East and falling behind China in the race to create clean energy technology and jobs” and showing that “Mark Schauer supports creating jobs in the Midwest and positioning the U.S. to successfully compete with China on clean energy.”

Larger versions of all four mailers can be viewed HERE.

From the press release:

The latest effort comes after Republicans last week launched a misleading and hypocritical attack on Congressman Schauer suggesting that clean energy legislation has sent jobs to China when it actually is the Republican leadership’s opposition to clean energy investment that has left the United States lagging behind.

“Tim Walberg consistently rejects policies that would reduce our dependence on foreign oil, that would invest in clean energy here at home, that would create clean energy jobs in Michigan and that would position the United States to compete with countries like China for the clean energy jobs of the future,” said BlueGreen Alliance Executive Director David Foster. “We need people in Congress who will invest in creating jobs and clean energy in the Midwest, not continue investing in oil from the Middle East.”

“Mark Schauer has a record of standing up for Michigan jobs and for investments in clean energy here at home,” said Cathy Duvall, Sierra Club Political Director. “His plan will create tens of thousands of clean energy jobs in Michigan, provide a more secure future for Michigan’s autoworkers, block $100 million a day in oil revenues for Iran, and save money through energy efficiency.”

I’m just sayin’…