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LCV Action Fund Endorses Senator Cory Booker for Re-Election

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Jessica Knight, (202) 454-4590 or jessica@lcv.org

31 Aug 2014  


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 Cory Booker for re-election to the U.S. Senate from New Jersey. Though Senator Booker has served less than a full term in the U.S. Senate, his commitment to protecting our environment is strong and compelling, as are his environmental achievements from his tenure as Mayor of Newark, New Jersey.

“Time and again, as New Jersey’s Senator and the Mayor of Newark, Cory Booker has provided invaluable leadership in the fight against climate change,” said LCV Action Fund President Gene Karpinski. “We are proud to endorse Senator Booker, a crucial environmental ally in the U.S. Senate who advocates for our nation’s clean economy.”

"Senator Cory Booker is committed to combating climate change and investing in our nation’s clean energy future," said Ed Potosnak, Executive Director of the New Jersey League of Conservation Voters. "He’s the leader we need to continue to fight for New Jersey in the U.S. Senate.”

“I want New Jersey to be the home to 21st century clean energy jobs and have our residents be able to rely on a future that includes clean air and water,” said Booker, speaking from a gazebo on the Long Branch boardwalk. “With LCVAF's support I know that we can make this a reality.”     

Since his special election to the Senate in 2013, Booker has cemented his reputation as an environmental leader. He became a member of the Senate Climate Action Task Force, and in March of this year, he joined 30 of his Senate colleagues in an overnight Senate session featuring floor speeches pushing for action on climate change. As a member of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, as well as the Committee on Environment and Public Works, Booker is well positioned to protect our environment and expand our clean energy industries. He has already introduced legislation that would force corporate polluters to pay for the clean-up of contaminated Superfund sites, and voted in favor of clean energy tax credits and energy efficiency legislation.

Before becoming a U.S. Senator, Booker served as Mayor of Newark where he created the city’s first Office of Sustainability.  The office’s programs have shown a wide range of positive influence over Newark, including expansion of the city’s parks and green-spaces, creation of home weatherization training programs, a reduction in emissions of particulate matter at Covanta Energy authority, and partnerships to clean up the Passaic River.  In the U.S. Senate, he’s remained a dedicated advocate for New Jersey, opposing sonic blasting off the Jersey Shore and insisting on climate change action in the wake of Hurricane Sandy.

Senator Cory Booker is featured on LCV Action Fund’s GiveGreen website, 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 and authorized by Cory Booker for Senate. 



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