Washington D.C. – The League of Conservation Voters (LCV) Action Fund, which works to elect pro-environment candidates, announced its endorsement of Joyce Elliott for election to the U.S. House of Representatives from Arkansas’ 2nd Congressional District.
“Throughout her career in public service, Joyce Elliott has been fighting for racial and environmental justice and working to remove barriers,” said LCV Action Fund Senior Vice President of Government Affairs Tiernan Sittenfeld. “We know she will prioritize funding for clean energy jobs, fight to maintain public parks, and hold polluters accountable, which is why we are thrilled to support her for election to Congress.”
“I’m honored that the League of Conservation Voters Action Fund is joining me in the fight to protect the beauty of our national parks, support green tech innovation, and promote clean energy jobs,” said Joyce Elliott. “Together, we can ensure the Natural State can be enjoyed by all the generations of Arkansans to come.”
Joyce Elliott was born and raised in rural Arkansas, where she was the second person of color to graduate from her newly integrated high school. She completed her undergraduate degree in English and Speech at Southern Arkansas University and her graduate degree in English at Ouachita Baptist University. She worked as a high school teacher for thirty years before serving as a state representative from 2001 to 2007. In her final term as a representative, she served as the Chair of the Education Committee and was named one of Arkansas’s Ten Best Legislators by the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette. In 2008, Elliott was elected to serve in the State Senate representing District 31 and eventually served as Democratic Leader. She was named one of Talk Business Arkansas magazine’s Top Ten Legislators of 2009 during her first term.
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 Joyce Elliott for Congress