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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Hannah Blatt, (202) 454-4554 or hannah_blatt@lcv.org

June 23, 2016  

WASHINGTON, DCGiveGreen 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 (WI-Sen) with at least $246,278.

GiveGreen in the States is a new project of LCV Political Engagement Fund and NextGen Climate to help support pro-environment candidates in the states. Last year, GiveGreen in the States focused on Virginia candidates, and this year, the state program has expanded to include candidates in other states, such as North Carolina, Washington and Nevada.

“Americans understand there’s a tremendous amount at stake this November when it comes to climate change and other environmental issues. We have to elect people who are serious and thoughtful about these challenges, which means we and our members and donors have to support their campaigns,” said Kevin Curtis, executive director of the NRDC Action Fund.

"From the White House to state houses, it is critical for us to elect environmental leaders so we avoid the worst impacts of the climate crisis. Supporters are helping to ensure candidates have the resources they need to combat the flood of money from corporate polluters and win this November," said Jenna Narayanan vice president of development of NextGen Climate. 

“We have raised more money and faster for these environmental champions than ever before. Our supporters know that there’s a lot at stake in this election, and are committed to helping elect and re-elect pro-environment candidates at the state and federal level,” said Gene Karpinski, president of LCV Action Fund.

During the 2014 election cycle, GiveGreen raised or contributed more than $5.8 million to pro-environment candidates, up from $2 million in the 2012 cycle

The GiveGreen total of over $4 million includes all contributions raised or contributed in 2015-2016 for federal candidates, as well as contributions raised and contributed through GiveGreen in the States and by state LCV partners to nonfederal candidates.  

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Paid for by the League of Conservation Voters Action Fund, www.lcvactionfund.org, and not authorized by any candidate or candidate’s committee.



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