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LCV Action Fund Launches Give Green

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Joshua McNeil, (202) 785-8683 or joshua_mcneil@lcv.org June 27, 2008  

WASHINGTON, DC - The League of Conservation Voters Action Fund, which works to turn environmental values into national priorities, today launched Give Green, the first bundling website to raise money exclusively for environmental champions and candidates.  The non-partisan website, located at http://givegreen.lcv.org, is modeled on, but unaffiliated with, the successful ActBlue and EMILY’s List bundling websites.  

“Ever increasing numbers of environmental voters and donors live in every part of the country,” LCVAF President Gene Karpinski said.  “But America’s clean energy future is not just a local issue.  Give Green makes it easy for concerned citizens to support not only local environmental candidates, but also future members of Congress from across the country who will fight for a clean, renewable energy future.”

Give Green launches on June 27, three days before the June 30 filing date for federal candidates.  By donating through Give Green now, donors can make it clear to candidates that they care deeply about environmental issues, while helping environmental champions before a crucial fundraising deadline.

“Give Green is the bundling portal for the whole environmental movement,” LCV Board Member and Friends of the Earth President Brent Blackwelder said.  “This site will be a great tool for the environmental community to help elect pro-environment candidates and to change the face of Washington.”

Today, Give Green features environmental champions such as Congressman Chris Shays (R-CT) and Congressman Mark Udall (D-CO), along with the other 19 federal candidates who have earned LCV’s endorsement.  As the election nears, other champions will be added to the site.

“This is for donors from both parties to join together in support of environmental issues,” former Congressman Sherwood Boehlert (R-NY) said.  “For the first time, Americans from every party who are committed to clean, renewable energy and conservation will be able to express their support through meaningful financial backing of environmental champions.”   



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