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LCV Action Fund Endorses Alex Sink for Congress

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Jeff Gohringer, (202) 454-4573 or jeff_gohringer@lcv.org

19 Dec 2013  |  Intern Admin

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 Alex Sink for Congress (FL-13). Alex Sink has worked tirelessly on the local level to protect the environment while improving Florida’s economy, and is committed to working in Congress to improve water quality and preserve our natural resources. 

“Alex Sink has a strong record of bringing communities together with businesses to protect our environment and improve Florida’s economy. She’s been a true ally on the local level, and LCV Action Fund is pleased to endorse her for Congress so she can bring her leadership to the national level,” said LCV Action Fund President Gene Karpinski. 

“Florida’s land, water and air are the greatest assets of our state – and in Pinellas our beautiful beaches are the jewels of our community and one of the most important drivers of our local economic growth,” said Alex Sink. “Nothing has shown the important connection between our environment and our economy more clearly than the disastrous BP Oil Spill, which is why I was proud to lead efforts to get families and businesses on the road to recovery while working to hold BP accountable. I’m honored to receive this endorsement, and look forward to protecting Florida’s natural resources today, and for our children and grandchildren tomorrow.”

Alex Sink cares deeply about protecting the environment in Florida and across the country. As Florida’s Chief Financial Officer, she helped lead the way on climate change issues, and developed plans to protect and preserve the Florida coastline, including supporting a ban on oil drilling off the Florida coast. 

In Congress, Alex Sink would bring those same priorities to the national level. She supports efforts to expand land preservation in Florida and across the country and accelerate federal approval of restoration projects. Alex Sink would also prioritize protecting the state’s coasts and supports the Comprehensive Everglades Restoration Plan, which would restore the Everglades while providing water for urban, agricultural and environmental priorities.

Alex Sink will be featured on LCV Action Fund’s GiveGreen website, http://www.givegreen.com, the only bundling website devoted exclusively to raising money for environmental champions and candidates.

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Paid for by the League of Conservation Voters Action Fund, www.lcvactionfund.org, and authorized by Alex Sink for Congress.



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