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LCV Action Fund Endorses Julia Brownley for Election in California’s 26th District

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Contact: Mike Palamuso, (202) 454-4598 or mike_palamuso@lcv.org

12 Apr 2012  

WASHINGTON, DC – Today the League of Conservation Voters (LCV) Action Fund, which works to elect candidates who will implement sound environmental policies, announced its endorsement of Julia Brownley for election to the U.S. House of Representatives representing California’s 26th district.  The California League of Conservation Voters (CLCV), the state partner organization to LCV, has also endorsed Brownley.

“Julia Brownley has long been an environmental champion within her state, and we look forward to her bringing those environmental values to Washington,” said LCV Action Fund President Gene Karpinski. “LCV Action Fund is proud to endorse Brownley for Congress because she will stand up to corporate polluters that threaten clean air and water, and fight for the green jobs, energy security, and robust economy America’s clean energy future can build.”

As a state legislator, Julia Brownley fought for legislation to eliminate single-use, carryout bags, sparking a state-wide grassroots movement to ban the bags, and in 2009 she successfully won approval for setting standards to clean toxic and radioactive waste from the Santa Susana Field Laboratory.  In recognition for her efforts, Brownley was given the "2010 Environmental Champions Award" by the Environmental Working Group and the "2009 Legislator of the Year" award by Californians Against Waste, and has earned a stellar 99% lifetime score on the California League of Conservation Voters’ California Environmental Scorecard.

“The California League of Conservation Voters is also proud to endorse Assemblymember Julia Brownley to become California’s Congressional Representative for the new 26th district,” said CLCV Political Director, David Allgood. “Julia Brownley has a long track record of leadership on protecting the environment and the public’s health and will be a powerful advocate for the residents of Ventura County and Los Angeles County in Congress.”

“I've worked very hard for the diverse communities of Ventura County to ensure that our coastlines and open spaces are protected, that we protect our air and water quality, and that hazardous sites like the Santa Susana Field Lab and Halaco are made safe,” said Julia Brownley. “I believe the choices are clear and the stakes are high in this election, and this endorsement is an important validation of the progress I've made on behalf of our community and of the progress I hope to continue to make as its next Congressmember."

Julia Brownley is 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, http://lcvactionfund.org , and authorized by Julia Brownley for Congress.



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