June 3, 2006
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Jaime Strohmenger
212-361-6350 ext. 206
Chuck Porcari, (202) 785-8683
NEW YORK LEAGUE OF CONSERVATION VOTERS, LEAGUE OF CONSERVATION VOTERS JOINTLY ENDORSE SENATOR HILLARY CLINTON FOR RE-ELECTION
Port Washington, New York –The New York League of Conservation Voters (NYLCV) and the National League of Conservation Voters (LCV) today jointly endorsed the re-election of U.S. Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton (D-NY), citing her exemplary record in working to protect and enhance our natural resources both in New York State and around the country.
LCV also named Sen. Clinton as one of its 2006 Environmental Champions, in acknowledgement of her 95 percent pro-environmental voting record in the 2006 National Environmental Scorecard. Sen. Clinton has a lifetime LCV score of 91.
“LCV is proud to offer its endorsement to Senator Clinton, whose pro-environment record in Congress is a tribute to both her and the state she represents,” said LCV President Gene Karpinski. “Senator Clinton consistently fights the good fight with her leadership on the Environment and Public Works Committee and her work tackling vital public health issues. Her recently detailed proposals to confront America’s energy challenges recognize the need for bold action to curb global warming pollution and promote a new clean energy future. It’s appropriate that we hold this event today on Long Island, home of Teddy Roosevelt, America’s first eminent environmental public servant, whose legacy should be a model for all of Congress.”
Since joining the Senate, Senator Hillary Clinton has championed the environmental interests of New Yorkers and the nation,” said NYLCV Executive Director Marcia Bystryn. “In a climate that is less than congenial, she has worked tirelessly to protect our air, water and open space. NYLCV enthusiastically endorses her for a second term in the United States Senate.”
“I am honored to receive this endorsement, and I look forward to continuing to work with NYLCV and LCV on the priorities we share: protecting the environmental health and safety of our children and families and protecting New York's natural resources for future generations,” said Senator Hillary Clinton. “Together, we are going to make sure that New Yorkers can count on clean air, clean water, open space, and a national energy policy that truly makes sense.”
The New York League of Conservation Voters was founded in 1989 as the nonpartisan political arm of New York’s environmental community. NYLCV seeks to make conservation and natural resource protection top priorities with New York’s elected officials, political candidates, businesses, and voters by mobilizing New Yorkers as a political force on behalf of the environment. In 2005, NYLCV made 89 endorsements statewide, including races in New York City, Westchester, Long Island, the Capital District and Central and Western New York. 87% of NYLCV endorsed candidates were elected. Please visit us on the web at www.nylcv.org.
The nonprofit League of Conservation Voters (LCV) is the independent political voice for the environment. LCV, which is not a partisan organization, is the only national organization working full-time to advocate for sound environmental policies and to elect pro-environmental candidates who will adopt and implement such policies. For more information, please visit us on the web at www.lcv.org.