LCV Action Fund Endorses Adam Smith for Re-Election

Courtnee Connon, 727-744-4163, courtnee_connon@lcv.org

Washington D.C. – The League of Conservation Voters (LCV) Action Fund, which works to elect pro-environment candidates, announced its endorsement of Adam Smith for re-election to the U.S. House of Representatives from Washington’s 9th Congressional District. 

“Representative Adam Smith is a strong advocate for climate action and environmental justice in Congress,” said LCV Action Fund Senior Vice President of Government Affairs Tiernan Sittenfeld. “As a leading voice in calling for the climate crisis to be recognized as a national security threat and the strengthening of our air quality standards to protect communities most impacted by the climate crisis, we are thrilled to support him for re-election.”

“Representative Adam Smith has been a strong advocate for building Washington’s clean energy economy and fighting for our clean air, water, and public lands since he was first elected to Congress,” said Washington Conservation Voters CEO Alyssa Macy. “He understands that the climate crisis is a serious threat that is already disproportionately impacting communities of color and Indigenous communities in Washington and we know he’ll continue to advocate for an equitable and just future for all.”

“I am pleased and honored to be endorsed by the League of Conservation Voters Action Fund,” said Representative Adam Smith. “As one of the biggest threats to our national security, bold action on climate change must be taken now.  I remain committed to equitably protecting our clean water, air, and public lands for all Americans.  I will continue to stand up to the Trump Administration’s attacks on our environment and to fight for progressive climate change policy in Congress.”

Representative Adam Smith was elected to Congress in 1996. As Chair of the House Armed Services Committee, he has helped lead the charge to have climate change recognized as a national security threat. He is a member of the United for Climate and Environmental Justice Task Force and cosponsored the BREATHE Act, which improves air quality standards under the Clean Air Act, among numerous other climate and environmental-related bills. Prior to his time in Congress, he served as a state senator in Washington from 1991 until he was elected to Congress. Representative Smith was 25 years old and the youngest State Senator in the country. While in the State Senate, Adam served on the Education and Law and Justice Committees, and served as Chair of the Law and Justice Committee.

 

About LCV Action Fund

The League of Conservation Voters (LCV) Action Fund, the connected federal political action committee (PAC) of the League of Conservation Voters, works to elect leaders who stand up for a clean, healthy environment and to defeat anti-environment candidates who oppose climate action. Since the 1990 election cycle, LCVAF has helped elect and re-elect 90 U.S. Senators and 450 members of the U.S. House of Representatives. Over the last several years, our efforts have also helped elevate climate change and clean energy as critical issues in key elections.

 

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Paid for by the League of Conservation Voters Action Fund and authorized by Adam Smith for Congress Committee

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