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LCV Victory Fund & USW Works Announce New Super PAC: New American Jobs Fund

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Seth Stein, (202) 454-4573 or seth_stein@lcv.org

September 9, 2016  

Initial $4 million investment will be made in critical Senate races

Washington, DC: Today, League of Conservation Voters (LCV) Victory Fund and United Steelworkers (USW) Works are announcing the creation of a new super PAC, the New American Jobs Fund (Jobs Fund). This new partnership brings together conservationists and labor to invest in critical Senate races across the country and elect a pro-conservation and pro-jobs Senate majority.

The Jobs Fund is focusing on large-scale voter persuasion and mobilization in key races. With a planned investment of close to $4 million, this effort is focusing its work in:

  • Pennsylvania, in support of Katie McGinty and opposing Senator Pat Toomey
  • Nevada, in support of Catherine Cortez-Masto and opposing Rep. Joe Heck
  • North Carolina, in support of Deborah Ross and opposing Senator Richard Burr
  • Ohio, in support of Ted Strickland and opposing Senator Rob Portman

“The Jobs Fund brings together conservationists and labor to elect the right leadership to Congress, helping us build a clean energy economy, creating jobs in America while also protecting our clean air and combatting climate change,” said LCV President Gene Karpinski. “Through this new partnership, we will fight for America’s middle class by working to elect forward-thinking leaders who know we don’t have to choose between good jobs and a clean environment – we can and must have both.”

“Once again, conservationists and labor are joining forces because of our shared support for American manufacturing and the creation of clean energy jobs as well as our opposition to unfair trade deals like the TPP,” said United Steelworkers International President Leo W. Gerard. “Clearly, control of the U.S. Senate is in play, and this effort to directly communicate with tens of thousands of voters in these key states could well have an impact on the outcome of the election. We are proud to continue this partnership that we feel is necessary to take our message to the voters.”

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Paid for by the New American Jobs Fund, (202) 785-8683, and not authorized by any candidate or candidate’s committee.



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