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LCV Action Fund Endorses Zephyr Teachout for Congress

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

October 19, 2016  

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 Zephyr Teachout for Congress (NY-19). Teachout is committed to growing our clean energy economy and protecting our water and air for future generations to enjoy. 

"Zephyr Teachout will continue the tradition of environmental leadership that New Yorkers demand from their elected officials," said LCV Action Fund President Gene Karpinski. “Teachout has made it clear she will never waver in standing up to Big Polluters to protect our air, land and water, from the Hudson River to the Catskill Mountains.”   

Zephyr Teachout will be a vocal advocate for combating climate change and protecting the water we drink and the air we breathe. She received her bachelor’s degree from Yale University and a law degree from Duke University. After clerking for a federal judge and working as a special education teacher’s aide, Teachout founded a criminal defense non-profit and is currently on faculty at Fordham School of Law. In 2004, she served as head of online organizing for Howard Dean’s presidential campaign. Following her gubernatorial bid in 2014, Teachout helped run the campaign finance reform PAC, Mayday PAC. On the campaign trail, she has made boosting our clean energy economy and protecting our air and water a top priority. Teachout supports the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation’s request for the EPA to have General Electric continue to clean the Hudson River of PCB pollution. She has also voiced her disapproval of the U.S. Coast Guard’s proposed plan to expand anchorage grounds in the mid and lower Hudson River for large oil tankers.  

Teachout 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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