Washington D.C. – The League of Conservation Voters (LCV) Action Fund, which works to elect pro-environment candidates, announced its endorsement of Rick Larsen for re-election to the U.S. House from Washington’s 2nd Congressional District.
“Representative Rick Larsen is a champion for Washington’s environment and has consistently supported clean energy incentives and opposed handouts to Big Oil,” said LCV Action Fund Senior Vice President of Government Affairs Tiernan Sittenfeld. “We are proud to support his election because we know he will continue to work for bold climate action through investments in clean energy and fight to protect the health and safety of all communities in Washington.”
“As a fourth generation Washingtonian, Representative Rick Larsen understands the value of our environment and the urgent need to protect communities and act on the climate crisis,” said Washington Conservation Voters Chief Campaigns Officer Shannon Murphy. “We know he will continue to be a strong advocate for public lands in Washington State — some of the most beautiful in the country — building on the protections he already helped strengthen for the San Juan Islands, Mount Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest, and Illabot Creek.”
“It is an honor to receive the League of Conservation Voters Action Fund’s endorsement. Climate change is the biggest challenge of our time, and we must take action,” said Representative Rick Larsen. “I will continue to work alongside the LCV Action Fund to halt and reverse the devastating effects of man-made climate change.”
Representative Rick Larsen is a member of the House Transportation Committee and has introduced legislation to reduce carbon pollution from the airline industry. He is also co-chair of the Congressional Estuary Caucus and led a bipartisan effort to reauthorize the National Estuary Program. Rep. Larsen is a co-sponsor of the Climate Action Now Act to get the U.S. back into the Paris Climate Agreement and of the 100% Clean Economy Act, which calls for a net-zero pollution economy by 2050 and works to improve public health and create clean jobs.
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 Citizens to Elect Rick Larsen