2022 New Member Guide
The League of Conservation Voters (LCV) 2022 New Member Guide summarizes the backgrounds and environmental positions of newly elected federal candidates who were endorsed and/or financially supported by LCV Action Fund and/or state LCV partners. As in past election cycles, LCV Action Fund supported federal candidates who demonstrated a commitment to leading on climate change, promoting clean energy, fighting for environmental justice and the health of our communities, defending our democracy, and protecting our air, water, land and ecosystems. We are thrilled to have helped elect so many environmental champions to the U.S. House and Senate. It is worth noting that there are other pro-environment new members of Congress who are not included here for various reasons, and we look forward to working with them as well.
In the 2022 election cycle, LCV Action Fund endorsed the most diverse slate of candidates ever in 26 U.S. Senate races and 155 U.S. House races — 38% percent of our endorsed candidates this cycle are candidates of color, 48% percent are women and 6% are LGBTQ+. LCV Action Fund is committed to ensuring that Congress continues to even better reflect the diversity of our country, and include more women, LGBTQ+ people and people of color than ever before, including more members of Congress who are “firsts” for their respective communities. For a complete list of LCV Action Fund endorsements, including those of incumbents who were re-elected, please visit: lcv.org/endorsements.
The 2022 New Member Guide includes 3 new members of the U.S. Senate and 34 new members of the U.S. House. LCV is committed to continue working with both new and returning members of Congress to protect our environment, public health, and democracy.