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LCV Action Fund Endorses Suzanne Bonamici for Congress in Oregon’s 1st District

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Contact: Kate Geller, (202) 785-8683 or kate_geller@lcv.org

08 Dec 2011  |  Mike Palamuso

WASHINGTON, DC – The League of Conservation Voters (LCV) Action Fund, which works to elect candidates who will implement sound environmental policies, today announced its endorsement of Suzanne Bonamici for the U.S. House of Representatives in the special election of Oregon’s 1st Congressional District.

“LCV Action Fund is proud to endorse Suzanne Bonamici for the U.S. House of Representatives because she understands that the policies needed to grow Oregon’s economy and keep America’s competitive edge are the same policies that will reduce our dependence on oil and curb harmful pollution,” said LCV Action Fund President Gene Karpinski. “As the most anti-environment session of the U.S. House comes to a close, we look forward to Suzanne Bonamici continuing her steadfast commitment to protecting public health and the environment in Congress as representative of Oregon’s first district.”

Bonamici has an impressive Oregon League of Conservation Voters lifetime score of 98%, reflecting a strong record of championing clean energy and environmental issues during her tenure as a State Representative and State Senator. She has been a consistent supporter of renewable energy, transportation, and sustainable planning, and played a vital role in the passage of 2009’s SB 637, legislation to protect children from toxic pesticide exposure on school grounds. She also supports eliminating federal tax benefits for the nation’s richest oil companies.

“I am proud to be endorsed by the League of Conservation Voters Action Fund. We share a belief that it's time to end subsidies for big oil - and instead invest those resources in our priorities, like education and growing the renewable energy economy to create jobs,” said Bonamici. “I also look forward to working with LCV to accomplish successes for our children and our environment, just as I did in Oregon by passing legislation to reduce the use of pesticides in and around schools. Together, we can change Congress' priorities to the right priorities and deliver solutions for the good of our environment, our families and our economy.” 

Suzanne Bonamici 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 Bonamici for Congress.



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