American Wind Action (AWA) has announced that the pro-wind group is launching a major issue advocacy campaign throughout Kansas. AWA, an independent and bipartisan group, has planned a highly targeted, six-figure broadcast and cable TV buy, in addition to digital video and radio ad that will run during September and October to educate the public on the many social, environmental and economic benefits of wind energy.
Sam Enfield and Jeff Clark, two members of AWA’s bipartisan Board of Directors, issued a joint statement regarding the launch of AWA’s issue advocacy effort in Kansas, “Kansas has incredible potential when it comes to wind development. Windpower in Kansas has already created a better economy and more jobs for this generation and the next. It is a bipartisan issue that has universal appeal because it lowers energy prices for consumers and makes the state more attractive for high tech manufacturing and investments. It not only benefits the environment, but it helps every community in Kansas, especially in rural areas. We are launching this significant statewide campaign to make sure the public knows that windpower adds jobs and brings cleaner, cheaper, homegrown energy to their communities.”
The six-figure broadcast TV, Cable, digital video and radio ad buys will begin airing immediately and will be seen and heard across Kansas, as Kansas is a major wind resource.
In June, AWA announced (here) its formation, appointment of a board, and an initial seven-figure budget that will be used to educate the public about wind development. AWA believes in creating American jobs, preserving the environment, providing economic benefits for state and local economies, innovating for our future, and securing our nation’s energy independence.
In addition to its primary focus of public education and social welfare, AWA plans to increase the advocacy capacity and political strength of wind energy advocates in 2016 and beyond.