Washington D.C. – The League of Conservation Voters (LCV) Action Fund, which works to elect pro-environment candidates, announced its endorsement of Amy Kennedy for election to the U.S. House of Representatives from New Jersey’s 2nd Congressional District.
“Amy Kennedy is running for Congress with a strong commitment to prioritizing climate action, coastal resiliency and environmental justice,” said LCV Action Fund Senior Vice President of Government Affairs Tiernan Sittenfeld. “We are proud to support her campaign because we know she will fight to protect the health of all New Jerseyans and will be an advocate her constituents can always depend on.”
“Amy Kennedy will consistently fight for South Jersey’s coastal communities by building resilient infrastructure and standing up to big polluters to ensure that our coasts remain free of oil and gas drilling,” said New Jersey League of Conservation Voters Executive Director Ed Potosnak. “She will advance smart investments in clean energy to protect South Jersey from the threat of climate change.”
“From the Jersey Shore to the South Jersey farms that make up the majority of agricultural land in our state, climate change poses an existential threat to South Jersey,” said Amy Kennedy. “I’m proud to have the endorsement of the League of Conservation Voters Action Fund and I’m committed to fighting the devastating effects of climate change. In Congress, I will help protect our air, land, water, and shores and make our communities more resilient.”
Amy Kennedy was born and raised in Atlantic City, New Jersey, in the 2nd Congressional District. She has a bachelor’s degree in elementary education from Pennsylvania State University and a Master of Science in Environmental Education from Nova Southeastern University. Kennedy is the Education Director of the Kennedy Forum, where she works to advance educational and mental health policy. Prior to her time at the Kennedy Forum, she worked for over a decade in public schools in New Jersey. She serves on the boards of Mental Health America and Parity.org. She is also an advisory board member of Interaxon, a mental health technology company; Set To Go, a JED program; and Brain Futures.
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.
Paid for by the League of Conservation Voters Action Fund and authorized by Amy Kennedy for Congress