Roll Call today published a great piece about LCV’s efforts to ramp our legislative accountability and political programs, saying:
When Democratic strategist Bill Burton went looking for a partner to help his super PAC launch a $1 million ad campaign announced last week, he had more than one reason to knock on the door of the League of Conservation Voters.
The 43-year-old environmental group has ramped up both its political spending and its lobbying activity this year. And Democrats, tired of playing defense in a recent series of debates on climate and energy policies, are trying to turn environmental issues to their advantage.
“One of the lessons learned from the failure to pass a comprehensive clean energy bill back in 2010 is that we need to be smarter and sharper and more focused in our legislative accountability work,” LCV President Gene Karpinski said.
As GOP-friendly super PACs and nonprofits dramatically outraise their progressive counterparts, the LCV has responded aggressively.