Washington D.C.– The League of Conservation Voters (LCV) Action Fund, which works to elect pro-environment candidates, announced today its endorsement of Sara Gideon for election to the U.S. Senate from Maine.
“Speaker Sara Gideon has been a champion for environmental issues throughout her career, from her time as a town councilor through her tenure as the Speaker of the Maine House of Representatives,” said LCV Action Fund Senior Vice President of Government Affairs Tiernan Sittenfeld. “We are excited to support her campaign for the U.S. Senate because of her leadership fighting the climate crisis, promoting Maine’s clean energy economy, banning offshore drilling in Maine, and so much more.”
“In her role as Maine’s Speaker of the House, we saw firsthand Sara Gideon’s unmatched commitment to protecting our environment and economy,” said Maine Conservation Voters Board President Jennifer Burns Gray. “We have worked with Speaker Gideon for many years in the state legislature to protect our air, land and water, and grow Maine’s renewable energy economy and are excited to hear about LCV Action Fund’s endorsement.”
“Protecting our environment and fighting climate change are some of the most pressing challenges we face,” said Speaker Gideon. “Here in Maine, we took bold action to create an example for what can be done across the nation to fight climate change, move towards a clean and renewable energy system, protect our essential industries and boost our economy. That’s exactly the kind of action we need at the federal level, and that’s why I’m running. I’m so proud to have the support of the League of Conservation Voters Action Fund.”
Before she was elected to Maine’s House of Representatives, Speaker Gideon was a town councilor in Freeport, where she pushed for a ban on pesticide use on public green spaces. She was elected to the Maine House of Representatives in 2012 and elected by her colleagues to serve as Speaker in 2016. As Speaker, Gideon shepherded crucial environmental bills through the legislature including legislation to address climate change, promote renewable energy, and ban offshore drilling in Maine. In the U.S. Senate, Gideon will continue fighting to protect Mainers and Maine’s pristine environment from climate change and pollution. Speaker Gideon has earned a stellar 96% lifetime score on Maine Conservation Voters’ Environmental Scorecard.
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 Sara Gideon for Maine.