NextGen America Puts Up Billboard Calling Out Rep. Walters for Supporting Offshore Drilling

Highlights offshore drilling as key election issue, urges voters to hold Walters accountable

The image above is featured on the billboard off of the Garden Grove Freeway

Garden Grove, CA — Today, NextGen America put up a new billboard calling out Rep. Mimi Walters (CA-45) for her support of expanded offshore drilling off of the California coast. The digital billboard is located off of the Garden Grove Freeway in Orange County near the Harbour Boulevard exit and directs Orange County residents to visit, where they can sign up and get involved in the fight to protect California’s coasts from representatives like Walters.

“Californians deserve leaders who will protect their right to clean air and water and stand up to Donald Trump’s attacks on our state, but Mimi Walters has decided that toeing the party line is more important than the health and safety of her constituents. Orange County residents have made their voices heard — they don’t want their coastline auctioned off to Big Oil,” said NextGen America President Tom Steyer. “With Representative Walters unwilling and unable to defend her district, Orange County will come together to vote her out of office this November.”

This billboard is NextGen America’s latest action highlighting California Republicans’ support for expanded offshore drilling and rallying Orange County residents to hold their representatives accountable. According to recent polling from PPIC, an overwhelming 69% of Californians oppose more offshore drilling off the California coast, including a majority of coastal Republicans.

Last month, at a protest in Huntington Beach, NextGen America called out Rep. Walters and Rep. Dana Rohrabacher (CA-48)  for supporting the Trump Administration’s disastrous call for new oil drilling projects off the California coast. NextGen also put up a similar digital billboard in Rohrabacher’s district and took out a half-page ad in the Orange County Register urging Californians to stop Rohrabacher and Walters from threatening California’s coastline.