FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Jeff Gohringer, 202-454-4573 or Jeff_Gohringer@lcv.org
WASHINGTON – The League of Conservation Voters (LCV) announced the launch of a grassroots field campaign to defeat Senator Scott Brown and elect Elizabeth Warren to the United States Senate from Massachusetts. The field campaign, which begins in mid-August, will also recruit new LCV members and educate voters across 100,000 homes in the state by Election Day.
“Scott Brown claims to be independent, but the truth is he sides with billionaire oil executives and corporate polluters. This upcoming grassroots field campaign is the kind of voter outreach that’s been done in politics for decades, and it will help Elizabeth Warren become the next United States Senator from Massachusetts,” said Navin Nayak, LCV Senior Vice President for Campaigns.
Sen. Scott Brown has repeatedly voted to give billions in taxpayer subsidies to Big Oil, gut the Clean Air Act, and pull funding from renewable energy projects. Sen. Brown has also accepted nearly a quarter million dollars from oil and gas interests over the course of his career, while at the same time he refuses to acknowledge that oil subsidies even exist. He’s earned a feeble lifetime score of 22% on the LCV National Environmental Scorecard.
The non-partisan LCV National Environmental Scorecard is a nationally accepted yardstick used to rate members of Congress on environmental and clean energy issues. Based on key environmental votes in the House and Senate, it is often used by the media to quickly describe a Member’s position. For more information, visit http://www.lcv.org/scorecard.
In April, LCV Action Fund, which works to elect candidates who will implement sound environmental policies, announced its endorsement of Elizabeth Warren for U.S. Senate. Warren has vowed to eliminate tax subsidies for Big Oil and will defend the Clean Air and Clean Water Acts to protect the health of American families.
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