The Blue Uprising Virginia Candidates

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Missy Cotter

AP Environmental Science teacher Cheryl Turpin is running for Virginia Senate District 7 because just as she teaches her students she believes we need to protect our environment for generations to come. Virginia Beach has lagged behind the United States Navy in preparing for Climate Change. That is why as a Delegate Turpin has fought to have Virginia enter into the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (REGGIE) to bring crucial funding to the Commonwealth to fight climate change.

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Alex Askew

Alex believes No one in Virginia should ever have to worry if their air is safe to breathe or if their water is clean to drink. Richmond must hold polluters accountable for their actions and we must act immediately to ensure a clean and sustainable environment.

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Nancy Guy

Nancy Guy is running because she knows that it is not enough to just address remediation of the effects of sea level rise, we must address the root cause: climate change. That must be done by reducing carbon emissions through a turn away from fossil fuels toward renewable energy sources. We need to join the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative, raise the net-metering cap on solar energy and do everything we can to facilitate development of offshore wind.

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Phil Hernandez

Knowing that the environment, the economy, and our quality of life are intertwined in Coastal Virginia, I’ll champion policies that reduce harmful pollution in our air and water, improve coastal resilience, and create new jobs and industries in clean energy technology. Virginia, just like the U.S. Military, should have ambitious renewable energy and energy efficiency goals.

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Cheryl Turpin

Cheryl Turpin an AP Environmental Science teacher running for Virginia Senate District 7. Just as she teaches her students, she believes we need to protect the environment for generations to come. Virginia Beach has lagged behind the United States Navy in preparing for Climate Change. Delegate Turpin has fought to have Virginia enter into the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative to bring crucial funding to the Commonwealth to fight climate change.

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Gayle Johnson

As a LEED Accredited Professional with the US Green Building Council, Gayle Johnson knows that there are cost effective solutions available today that can help mitigate flooding and slow the sea level rise that threatens the existence of our community. Tax credits for green building techniques, electric vehicles and solar panels will not only reduce carbon emissions but will also create jobs in a clean energy economy.

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Karen Millard

Growing up in coal country in Wise County, Virginia, Karen saw the impact of environmental devastation on the health and income of her family and neighbors. In the House of Delegates, Karen will fight to protect Virginia Beach residents whose homes are threatened by flooding, the inevitable result of climate change and rising sea levels. She will stand against any and all offshore drilling on our coastline and will work tirelessly to attract high-paying green jobs to our community.