Washington, DC — The League of Conservation Voters (LCV) Action Fund, which works to elect candidates who will implement sound environmental policies, today announced its endorsement of Julie Lassa to represent Wisconsin's 7th District in the U.S. House of Representatives.
"LCV Action Fund is proud to endorse Julie Lassa for the U.S. House because she understands that the policies needed to grow Wisconsin's economy and keep America's competitive edge are the same policies that will reduce our dangerous dependence on oil and curb harmful carbon pollution," said LCV Action Fund President Gene Karpinski. "We are confident that Julie Lassa will work in Congress to enact common-sense energy policies that create jobs in Wisconsin while ensuring that America leads the 21st century's clean energy economy."
State Senator Julie Lassa has served in the Wisconsin legislature for over 10 years. Her service has earned her an impressive lifetime score of 86% from the Wisconsin League of Conservation Voters.
Highlights of Lassa's tenure in the State Senate include her leadership on Senate Bill 651, signed into law in May of 2009 and popularly known as the "Green to Gold" bill. Lassa was a lead sponsor of the bill, which authorized a $100 million for manufacturing businesses to implement energy efficient measures, to fund the retooling of factories to manufacture products that support a clean energy economy and create new energy jobs. Furthermore, as a member of the joint finance committee, she helped craft this year's budget, which is one of the best for conservation issues that Wisconsin has had for a long time.
Lassa is also featured on LCVAF's GiveGreen website, http://lcv.org/givegreen, the only bundling website devoted exclusively to raising money for environmental champions and candidates. For a complete list of LCV Action Fund's 2010 congressional endorsements visit http://www.lcv.org/2010.
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