LCV Action Fund Endorses Jerry Nadler, Sean Patrick Maloney, Bridget Fleming, Jackie Gordon, Robert Zimmerman, Laura Gillen, and Francis Conole for Congress in New York

Kyra Madunich-Arevalo, kmadunich@lcv.org, 909-767-9743

Washington D.C. – The League of Conservation Voters (LCV) Action Fund, which works to elect pro-environment candidates, announced today the endorsement of Judiciary Committee Chair Jerry Nadler (D-NY-12), DCCC Chair and U.S. Representative Sean Patrick Maloney (D-NY-17), and House candidates Bridget Fleming (D-NY-01), Jackie Gordon (D-NY-02), Robert Zimmerman (D-NY-03), Laura Gillen (D-NY-04), and Francis Conole (D-NY-22) for re-election and election to the U.S. House of Representatives from New York. 

“Communities in New York know the devastating consequences of inaction on climate change all too well, which is why we are thrilled to support these outstanding candidates for election to the U.S. House,” said LCV Action Fund Senior Vice President of Government Affairs Tiernan Sittenfeld. “These candidates have all demonstrated their deep commitment to fighting for a healthy environment for all communities and holding corporate polluters accountable. We can count on them to advocate for all New Yorkers as we work together for climate action, justice and jobs.”

“I am honored to receive the endorsement of LCV Action Fund for my reelection to Congress,” said Rep. Jerrold Nadler.  “I believe that there is no challenge facing our city, our country, and our world as urgent or as grave as that of climate change. New Yorkers and all Americans have already weathered some of the consequences of our warming planet, with increasing average temperatures, unprecedented droughts, out of control wildfires and heavy rainfall events that paralyze our country and cause billions of dollars’ worth of damage.  When it comes to climate change, our response must meet the moment. And I believe that the only way to confront a problem this immense is with a solution equally big and bold.  Which is why I have been an original co-sponsor of the Green New Deal, which would reduce greenhouse gas emissions, invest in renewable and zero-emissions power sources, and create future-facing, high-paying jobs. We can’t pass this crisis onto the next generation. We must take action to combat climate today.”

“As a Representative for the Hudson Valley, protecting our treasured public lands and environment will always be one of my top priorities. I’m honored to once again receive the endorsement of one our nation’s most influential voices for environmental protection, the League of Conservation Voters Action Fund,” said Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney. “From banning new oil barge anchorages on the Hudson River to delivering investments for sustainable infrastructure, I am proud of my record on environmental issues and look forward to making the case to voters again this fall with LCV Action Fund’s support.”

“I am honored to receive the endorsement of the League of Conservation Voters Action Fund,” said Bridget Fleming. “I look forward to working on solutions to our climate change problems, solutions to our water quality problems, and solutions that move us toward climate justice. When in Congress, I will look for opportunities to work with anyone willing to ensure that our environment and natural resources are protected.”

 “As a veteran and former Councilmember on the Babylon Town Board, I know protecting our environment is critical for Long Island’s economy and public safety,” said Lieutenant Colonel (Ret.) Jackie Gordon. “I am honored to be endorsed by the League of Conservation Voters Action Fund. I know that every family deserves access to clean and safe drinking water and the Long Island coastline must be protected.  In Congress, I’ll stand up for Long Island and work to create sustainable, equitable environmental protections.” 

“I am honored and proud to be endorsed by the League of Conservation Voters Action Fund,”  said Robert Zimmerman. “Together, we will be champions for strong environmental policy to take on the climate crisis, protect our drinking water, and conserve our beautiful open spaces. Locally, I pledge to be a stalwart defender of the Long Island Sound ecosystem and to work every day to safeguard the public health of the constituents of the 3rd Congressional District.”

“I’m honored to have the support of the League of Conservation Voters Action Fund as our campaign seeks to put the climate crisis, and its effect on Long Island’s South Shore, at the center of voters’ minds,” said Laura Gillen. “As Supervisor of America’s largest township, I brought communities and local leaders from all backgrounds and political affiliations together to address the climate crisis – from revitalizing the back bays to modernizing local infrastructure using sustainable energy – and look forward to continuing such work in Congress with the League of Conservation Voters by my side.”

“I am honored to receive the support of the League of Conservation Voters Action Fund,” said Francis Conole. “Central New York is blessed with some of the most pristine natural beauty in the country and it is up to us to be stewards of that environment and protect our clean air and water. We also face the real threat of climate change both here in Central New York and all across the world, and it is growing more pressing by the day. But we don’t have to choose between saving our planet and growing our economy. Central New York can become a hub of green technology jobs, and that will be one of my top priorities in Congress.”

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 95 U.S. Senators and 462 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 Bridget Fleming for Congress, Jackie Gordon for Congress, Zimmerman for Congress, Gillen for Congress, Nadler for Congress, Sean Patrick Maloney for Congress,  and Conole for Congress.

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