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WASHINGTON – The League of Conservation Voters (LCV) announced today that it has already knocked on more than 100,000 doors across Massachusetts since the launch of its grassroots field campaign last month to elect Ed Markey to the United States Senate. The organization has made this race a top priority this year, and will spend at least $650,000 on this field campaign and knock on at least 241,000 doors by the Democratic Senate primary on April 30th.
“Our field campaign is resonating with voters across Massachusetts. The more voters we talk to the clearer it is – the people of Massachusetts want climate change champion Ed Markey representing them in the United States Senate,” said Navin Nayak, LCV Senior Vice President of Campaigns.
At its launch, the field campaign focused on these communities, but has grown to also include Boston, Brookline and Waltham. LCV canvassed many of these neighborhoods during its successful grassroots field campaign to elect Senator Elizabeth Warren last year. In that race, LCV spent more than $870,000 on its field campaign to defeat Senator Scott Brown, and knocked on 400,000 doors in Massachusetts.
In addition to earning an impressive 94% lifetime score on LCV’s National Environmental Scorecard, Markey helped write the American Clean Energy and Security Act, a landmark comprehensive clean energy and climate change bill. The passage of this bill through the House of Representatives in 2009 marked the first time either house of Congress had approved a comprehensive bill to reduce climate change pollution.
From fighting climate change to protecting public lands to holding Big Oil accountable, it’s hard to find an environmental issue that Markey hasn’t led on. LCV Action Fund, which works to elect candidates who promote sound environmental policies, endorsed Markey for U.S. Senate in January, highlighting how he built his career around combating the climate crisis and protecting the environment.
LCV Action Fund has already raised or contributed more than $100,000 for Markey through its GiveGreen program since endorsing him in January. This is the quickest LCV Action Fund has ever raised $100,000 for a candidate, and shows the enormous grassroots enthusiasm for Markey’s campaign.
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