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LCV Action Fund Endorses Tom Nelson for Congress

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

August 17, 2016  

Nelson Will Work to Protect our Drinking Water

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 Tom Nelson for Congress (WI-08). Nelson is a dedicated public servant who will fight to preserve Wisconsin for our children and grandchildren. 

"Tom Nelson has been a leader in addressing one of the most pressing issues facing our country—the threat of climate change—and will bring this same commitment to Congress," said LCV Action Fund President Gene Karpinski.  “He will consistently stand up to the polluters threatening Wisconsin’s air, water, land and wildlife and leave a clean and healthy planet for generations to come.”

“I’ve known Tom Nelson for a long time, and I know he is a tireless advocate for Wisconsin families and our treasured natural resources,” said Wisconsin League of Conservation Voters Executive Director Kerry Schumann. “He has been a steadfast supporter of protecting the Great Lakes and understands the importance of clean lakes, rivers and wetlands for our economy and for a high quality of life for our families."

"I'm proud to receive the endorsement from the League of Conversation Voters Action Fund. Northeast Wisconsin is home to some of our nation's most important natural resources, and in Congress, I will fight every day to protect the Great Lakes and ensure we have safe and clean groundwater," said Tom Nelson. "I will continue Congressman Ribble's work combating the pollution in Green Bay by bringing people together and finding solutions that protect our environment and ensure our state has the resources necessary to solve this pressing issue."

Tom Nelson is currently serving his second term as Outagamie County Executive, and previously served three terms in the Wisconsin State Assembly, earning a 92 percent lifetime score on Wisconsin League of Conservation Voters Scorecard. He was one of the youngest people to hold the position of Assembly Majority Leader in Wisconsin history. Nelson was also an active supporter of clean energy initiatives, reducing Wisconsin’s carbon pollution that is driving climate change, preserving the Great Lakes and wetlands, and protecting Wisconsin families from toxic chemicals. In his current role as county executive, he has worked on issues related to groundwater well pollution, arsenic pollution, degradation of wetlands, pipeline safety and land use planning. 

Nelson is featured on LCV Action Fund’s GiveGreen website, the only bundling website devoted exclusively to raising money for environmental champions for federal office. 

About LCV Action Fund

The League of Conservation Voters Action Fund (LCVAF), the connected federal political action committee (PAC) of the League of Conservation Voters, works to elect candidates who will implement sound environmental laws and policies, and defeat those who stand in the way of progress. Since the 1994 election cycle, LCVAF has helped elect and re-elect 69 U.S. Senators and 306 members of the U.S. House of Representatives.  In the 2013-2014 election cycle, LCVAF endorsed over 70 candidates and raised and donated almost $6 million dollars via GiveGreen. Over the last several years, our efforts have also helped elevate climate change and clean energy as critical issues in key elections. 

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Paid for by the League of Conservation Voters Action Fund and authorized by Nelson for Wisconsin.



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