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  • Press Release June 28, 2016   |  Hannah Blatt

    LCV Action Fund Statement on the DNC Platform Draft

    Washington, D.C. - LCV Action Fund Senior Vice President of Government Affairs Tiernan Sittenfeld issued the following statement on the 2016 Democratic National Committee (DNC) platform draft:

    “This DNC platform draft is the most pro-environment ever and is a reflection of how far we have come in just four years. We commend the Platform Drafting Committee for doing away with the “all of the above” energy strategy of 2012, and instead, making the fight against climate ...More

  • Press Release June 28, 2016   |  Seth Stein

    LCV Statement on Weakening Clean Water Protections Through Zika Aid Package

    Washington, D.C. – In response to the Senate vote on the MilCon-VA/Zika conference report today, LCV Legislative Representative Madeleine Foote issued the following statement:

    “This extreme bill was a disingenuous attempt by Congressional Republican leadership to confront the Zika crisis - instead they used the process as an excuse to weaken bedrock environmental protections provided by the Clean Water Act. If Republican leadership is serious about protecting public health from the severe threat posed by the ...More

  • Press Release June 25, 2016   |  Hannah Blatt

    LCV Action Fund Endorses James Piotrowski for Congress

    WASHINGTON, DC— The League of Conservation Voters (LCV) Action Fund, which works to elect candidates who will implement sound environmental policies, announced today its endorsement of James Piotrowski for Congress (ID-1). Piotrowski is dedicated to protecting our majestic natural treasures and open spaces for all to enjoy.

    “James Piotrowski is passionate about ensuring that our public lands stay public, and he will bring this unwavering commitment to Congress," said LCV Action Fund President Gene Karpinski. ...More

  • Press Release June 24, 2016   |  Hannah Blatt

    LCV Statement on Stonewall National Monument Designation

    WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, President Obama designated the Stonewall Inn and Christopher Park in New York City as a national monument. LCV’s Gene Karpinski issued the following statement:

    "This is truly a historic day. Today marks the creation of the first-ever national park site to commemorate the LGBTQ rights movement. This iconic site remembers the Stonewall uprising of 1969, and symbolizes the ongoing struggle for equality. President Obama continues to be a visionary leader by looking ...More

  • Press Release June 24, 2016   |  Seth Stein

    LCV Launches Digital Campaign Thanking House Representatives for Seeking to Protect the Arctic from Oil Drilling

    WASHINGTON, D.C. - The League of Conservation Voters (LCV) today launched a $10,000 digital campaign thanking a bipartisan group of Representatives for supporting permanent protection from oil and gas drilling for America’s Arctic Ocean. The campaign includes advertisements on Facebook encouraging the constituents of Representatives Jared Huffman (D, CA-2), Bob Dold (R, IL-10), and Pete Aguilar (D, CA-31) to thank their member of Congress for standing up for the Arctic.

    “We are really ...More

  • Press Release June 23, 2016   |  Hannah Blatt

    GiveGreen hits $4 Million for Cycle in Support of Environmental Champions

    WASHINGTON, DC –GiveGreen and GiveGreen in the States have together already raised or contributed more than $4 million for pro-environment federal and state candidates in the 2015-2016 election cycle.

    LCV Action Fund’s federal GiveGreen bundling program, which is supported by the NRDC Action Fund PAC, helps to raise money for pro-environment candidates at the federal level. To date, GiveGreen has raised the most money for Catherine Cortez Masto (NV-Sen) with at least $317,983 and Russ Feingold ...More

  • Press Release June 22, 2016   |  Hannah Blatt

    LCV Action Fund Endorses Charlie Crist for Congress

    WASHINGTON, DC — The League of Conservation Voters (LCV) Action Fund, which works to elect candidates who will implement sound environmental policies, announced today its endorsement of Governor Charlie Crist for Congress (FL-13). Crist is committed to protecting the environment, expanding clean energy, and safeguarding Pinellas County's coastal resources.

    “Charlie Crist has a long record of action on climate change and conservation in Florida, and he will bring this same dedication to Congress,” said ...More

  • Press Release June 22, 2016   |  Seth Stein

    LCV Statement on Pres. Obama Signing TSCA Reform Into Law

    Washington, D.C. – In anticipation of President Obama’s signing into law the Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act, which updates the Toxic Substances Control Act, LCV president Gene Karpinski issued the following statement:

    “Today marks the beginning of a new era for protecting public health from toxic chemicals. For far too long, our nation’s broken chemical law has allowed toxic chemicals into our homes and workplaces, contributing to a dramatic rise ...More

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