Canova Taking On Wasserman Schultz Who Accepts Money From Big Water Polluters

The past few months have brought untold devastation to Florida’s coastlines and internal waterways. Red tide and toxic blue-green algal have killed hundreds of sea turtles, manatees, dolphins, sea otters, and thousands of fish and birds. Scientists have long understood the leading role played by toxic fertilizers, pesticides, and animal waste. Yet the problem only gets worse. And that’s because politicians like Debbie Wasserman Schultz take so much money from Big Agribusinesses and the Big Sugar industry.

The Red Tide has now arrived in my own district! Fish are showing up dead, and several beaches have now been closed! And this goes well beyond the state of Florida. We are now witnessing growing “dead zones” in our oceans and coastal waters, from the Gulf of Mexico to the Atlantic, and more and more toxic algal blooms as far away as the Great Lakes. We see not just dying sea creatures, but also many people now getting sick with respiratory ailments and worse, just from being in close proximity to the toxic algal.

Our leadership on this issue has been recognized by recent endorsements from fearless environmentalists in Florida. Bull Sugar, the leading group taking on the Big Sugar industry, along with the Green Party of Florida, and Florida Candidates for Science, have all announced their support for our campaign. I also met several times over the past few days with Erin Brockovich, the celebrity activist, to brief her on the crisis, and I’m grateful for the support Erin has provided for our efforts to reach a wider audience.

Tim with activist Erin Brockovich along with Bull Sugar leaders Allie Preston, Emily Mauri, and Peter Girard.

You can count on me to take on these special interests and to work hard to protect the environment. I have never taken a penny from the corporate polluters responsible for this crisis, and I never will. Click here to support our campaign now.

Debbie Wasserman Schultz often claims to help South Florida as a member of the House Appropriations Committee. Yet, she has voted for billions of dollars in federal subsidies to these polluting industries. And she’s never introduced legislation to address the root causes of this crisis. When elected, I pledge to oppose these taxpayer subsidies for polluters and to introduce comprehensive legislation to clean up our waterways before the crisis gets worse.

We must stop this crisis before our aquifers and drinking water are contaminated, and before our oceans and seas become completely acidified. Many experts are worried that we are at a tipping point, a point of no return. We must act now to have a fighting chance to save our ecosystem from complete collapse. But I need your help now and for the next few weeks! Please donate what you can and spread the word to others.

Thank you for your support for our agenda to put people and planet ahead of corporate profits.