Washington, D.C. – The League of Conservation Voters (LCV) Action Fund, which works to elect candidates who will support sound environmental policies, announced today its endorsement of Linda Coleman for Congress in North Carolina’s 2nd Congressional District.
“LCV Action Fund is proud to endorse Linda Coleman because she is committed to North Carolina’s clean energy future and to ensuring clean water for all,” said LCV Action Fund Senior Vice President of Government Affairs Tiernan Sittenfeld. “We are confident that she is the best choice for North Carolinians who want to protect the natural splendor of the Tar Heel State from the coast to the mountains and everywhere in between. ”
“Linda Coleman was an important ally in the General Assembly and we know she will be a powerful advocate in Congress,” said North Carolina League of Conservation Voters Executive Director Carrie Clark. “We look forward to continuing to work with her to ensure that every family in North Carolina has clean drinking water and to protect our coasts from offshore drilling.”
“Republicans have posed a constant threat to the protection of North Carolina’s natural treasures,” said Linda Coleman. “My district is home to three of North Carolina’s major waterways which provides drinking water for millions. We simply cannot afford to take these critical resources for granted. In Congress, I will fight for legislation that preserves the environmental integrity of our state and supports those who depend on the land for their economic prosperity. With our environment and the future of our resources on the line, I am proud to stand hand-in-hand with the League of Conservation Voters.”
Linda Coleman was born and raised in Greenville, North Carolina. She earned her bachelor’s degree from North Carolina A&T State University and her Master of Public Administration from the University of Pittsburgh. Coleman began her career of public service as a teacher before working in local and state government. Coleman spent four years on the Wake County Commission, including serving as chair, before being elected for three terms to the North Carolina General Assembly in eastern Wake County. Coleman earned a strong 82 percent lifetime score from the North Carolina League of Conservation Voters by voting for protections for clean water, for studying the impacts of climate change, clean energy, tax breaks for conservation and energy efficient state vehicles. In Congress, she will continue to champion clean water for all North Carolinians and support common-sense policies to reduce carbon pollution.
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 candidates who will implement sound environmental laws and policies, and defeat those who stand in the way of progress. Since the 1994 election cycle, LCVAF has helped elect and re-elect 74 U.S. senators and 331 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 Linda Coleman for Congress.