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OLCV and LCV Endorse Kurt Schrader for Congress in Oregon's 5th District

Contact: Joshua McNeil, (202) 785-8683 or August 5, 2008  

WASHINGTON, DC - The Oregon League of Conservation Voters (OLCV) and national League of Conservation Voters (LCV) announced a joint endorsement today of Oregon State Senator Kurt Schrader for the U.S. House of Representatives in the 5th Congressional District.

“Kurt Schrader has been a driving force for Oregon's efforts to curb global warming and move towards a clean energy future,” LCV President Gene Karpinski said. “We look forward to the day he brings that leadership to Washington.”

"Schrader has been a key leader in promoting renewable energy and protecting Oregon from disastrous land use policies," OLCV Executive Director Jonathan Poisner said. "He has been an invaluable ally and partner in Oregon and we are excited to continue our partnership when he represents Oregon in the United States Congress."

As a farmer, veterinarian and small businessman, Kurt Schrader has been a community leader for 20 years. In the state legislature, he worked to find a balance that protects Oregon’s scenic heritage, vital natural resources and agricultural economy.

He has served as point person in the Oregon legislature for open space and parkland acquisition and was a key author of an Oregon ballot measure that amended disastrous land use policies and protects Oregon's natural beauty.

In Washington, Schrader will work to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, invest in renewable energies such as wind and solar to create jobs in rural Oregon and stop global warming,

“I am honored to have the support of our state and national environmental community,” Schrader said. “Whether it’s our landmark bottle bill or aggressive commitment toward renewable energy, Oregon has a legacy of environmental stewardship. I have fought to continue that legacy by fighting to reduce our carbon footprint and increasing our research into clean, renewable sources of energy. I’m excited to take our Oregon successes to Washington D.C.,” he said.  


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