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 State Senator Sylvia Garcia for Congress (TX-29).
“Senator Sylvia Garcia has been a relentless champion for environmental justice,” said LCV Action Fund Senior Vice President of Government Affairs Tiernan Sittenfeld. “She has been a leader in fighting pollution and health inequities in Houston, and her strong voice is needed now more than ever in Congress to fight for the right for clean air and clean water for everyone. We could not be more pleased to endorse her.”
“As Harris County Commissioner and Texas State Senator, I have always fought for better air quality, green spaces and clean water,” said Senator Garcia. “I am ready to take that fight to Washington and I couldn’t be prouder to have the League of Conservation Voters Action Fund supporting our campaign.”
As a local elected official and member of the state senate, Sylvia Garcia has been involved in important fights to protect the environment and address environmental injustices. She received a 100% grade on the most recent Texas LCV Scorecard. Garcia has focused on pollution and chemical cleanups that plague many areas of Houston. As County Commissioner, she helped make progress on cleaning up Superfund sites and the San Jacinto River. She also worked to get funding from chemical plants and industry to improve pollution monitoring in the city.
During the 2017 session she led the fight to stop construction of Trump’s xenophobic and anti-environment border wall by introducing a bill to prevent state contracts with companies that build the wall. Additionally, she has worked on issues related to removing lead pipes that provide drinking water to schools and improving air quality around Houston’s shipping channels.
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 Sylvia Garcia for Congress.