Washington, D.C. – The League of Conservation Voters (LCV) Action Fund, which works to elect pro-environment candidates, announced today its endorsement of Michelle De La Isla for election to the U.S. House from Kansas’s 2nd Congressional District.
“As a single mother who experienced poverty and homelessness, Mayor Michelle De La Isla knows firsthand the importance of prioritizing the most vulnerable communities amid the climate crisis,” said LCV Action Fund Senior Vice President of Government Affairs Tiernan Sittenfeld. “We are thrilled to endorse De La Isla because of her strong commitment to environmental justice, and her dedication to the environmental movement and clean energy for all.”
“I am extremely grateful to receive the endorsement of the League of Conservation Voters Action Fund,” said Michelle De La Isla. “Last year, farmers in KS-02 were significantly impacted by historic flooding. Our residents – especially our youth – are concerned about carbon emissions and climate change, and are eager for alternative energy solutions. I look forward to working with LCV to advocate for sustainable policies to ensure we have a vibrant planet to enjoy for generations to come.”
Michelle De La Isla earned her degree in biology from Wichita State University in Kansas. She was elected to the Topeka City Council in 2013. After that she was elected by her colleagues as Deputy Mayor and then elected Mayor in 2017. Before running for Congress, she worked on diversity, equity and inclusion for Westar Energy, the local utility. As part of the U.S. Conference of Mayors, she has been involved with their efforts to promote clean energy and climate change led by Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti.
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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