Washington D.C. – The League of Conservation Voters (LCV) Action Fund, which works to elect pro-environment candidates, announced its endorsement of Kate Schroder for election to the U.S. House of Representatives from Ohio’s 1st Congressional District.
“Kate Schroder understands that failure to act on the climate crisis puts the health and safety of our families at risk — and as a proven champion for her community, that’s a risk she’s not willing to take,” said LCV Action Fund Senior Vice President of Government Affairs Tiernan Sittenfeld. “We are proud to endorse her because we know as a public health expert she will prioritize climate and environmental justice and work to strengthen environmental protections in Congress.”
“Ohio needs leaders who will stand up to big polluters and fight to protect and restore our waterways — especially in river cities like Cincinnati,” said Ohio Environmental Council Action Fund President Heather Taylor-Miesle. “We know Kate Schroder will fight for the health and safety of all Ohioans and serve as a strong ally as we work to build a clean energy future.”
“I am honored to have the endorsement of the League of Conservation Voters Action Fund, and I am grateful for their critical work in combating climate change,” said Kate Schroder. “Climate change is the existential issue of our time, and we have to take meaningful action on it now. Here in Southwest Ohio, we’ve seen unprecedented flooding caused by climate change, and it’s time to have a representative who takes it seriously. We need leaders who will stand up to pass commonsense legislation to protect our environment, align incentives, and ensure a better future for our children.”
Kate Schroder was born in Cincinnati and graduated from Indiana University. Upon graduation she went to work for Senator Evan Bayh in Washington, D.C. and then the Cincinnati City Council for several years. In 2004, she received her MBA from the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania. She went to work as a health care researcher and consultant for a consulting firm in Washington D.C. She then relocated to Zambia for two years to serve as the country director for the Clinton Health Access Initiative (CHAI). In 2017, she returned to Cincinnati, where she served as CHAI’s Vice President for the Essential Medicines program until she decided to run for Congress. As a cancer survivor with a background in healthcare, she is acutely aware of the impact of environmental policies on public health. In contrast, current Republican U.S. Representative Steve Chabot has an abysmal 11 percent lifetime score on LCV’s National Environmental Scorecard, including receiving a 10 percent score in 2019.
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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