The Advocate recently reported that Republican candidates for the 6th District congressional seat are questioning why Garrett Graves is receiving support from Environmental Defense Action Fund, which is described as “entrenched in Democratic Party issues.”

What they missed is that EDF Action has spent more than $1 million in support of a number of Republican candidates this year. And we’re for Graves for the same reason we are for others on both sides of the aisle: because he has been a strong supporter of issues we care deeply about, in this case protecting and restoring Louisiana’s coast. That work is important for Louisiana and for America.

Elizabeth Thompson

president,

Environmental Defense Action Fund

Washington, D.C.