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Because the policies that affect our environment are directly linked to the people we elect to federal office, LCV and its connected political committees (LCV Action Fund and LCV Victory Fund) work to elect leaders who defend and implement strong environmental policies.

  • Since 2000, 74 percent of the candidates endorsed by LCV have won.
  • Since 2000, nearly 60 percent of the candidates named to LCV’s Dirty Dozen have been defeated.
  • Since 2000, LCV and its connected political committees have spent more than $17 million on independent expenditure campaigns.
  • Since 2000, LCV Action Fund has raised more than $3.4 million for pro-environment candidates.

Making Resources Count in 2010

The 2010 elections were deeply disappointing, as many of our allies in Congress were defeated amidst broader political upheaval and a flood of corporate spending unleashed by the Supreme Court’s decision in Citizens United. Nonetheless, LCV maintained the successful track record of our Dirty Dozen program and achieved our top electoral priority with the resounding defeat of California’s Proposition 23.

Even within this challenging political environment, LCV and its family of organizations spent record amounts to influence key elections around the country, amounting to the largest election cycle in our 40-year history. We infused more money into campaigns and independent expenditures than ever before and, for the first time ever, bundled more than $1 million directly to candidates through LCV Action Fund’s GiveGreen program.

  • Independent expenditure spending: $5.5 million1
  • Money raised for candidates via GiveGreen: $1,017,2202
  • Money contributed to candidates: $331,2933
  • Money contributed to defeat Proposition 23: $1.2 million4

1 Includes spending by LCV, LCV Action Fund and LCV Victory Fund.
2 Activity conducted by LCV Action Fund.
3 Activity conducted by LCV Action Fund.
4 Includes spending by LCV and LCV Education Fund



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