Washington D.C. – The League of Conservation Voters (LCV) Action Fund, which works to elect pro-environment candidates, and New York LCV announced their endorsements of Jamaal Bowman for election to the U.S. House of Representatives from New York’s 16th Congressional District.
“Jamaal Bowman has been a strong advocate for racial justice and human rights throughout his career in education fighting for children and families in New York and we are proud to support him for Congress,” said LCV Action Fund Senior Vice President for Government Affairs Tiernan Sittenfeld. “He has a comprehensive environmental platform rooted in racial and economic justice focused on creating jobs and safe affordable housing as we transition to a clean energy future.”
“Jamaal Bowman is committed to protecting our environment and fighting for climate action,” said Julie Tighe, President of the New York League of Conservation Voters. He supports renewable energy and is dedicated to educating young people about the importance of sustainability. Empowering the next generation to become environmental leaders is one of our top priorities and that’s why we are proud to stand with Jamaal Bowman in his election. We urge voters in his district to cast their ballots for him on Election Day.”
“I am equal parts honored and humbled that both the New York League of Conservation Voters and the League of Conservation Voters Action Fund have decided to endorse my campaign,” said Jamaal Bowman. “They understand that a habitable planet needs clean air, clean water, renewable energy, and more parks and open spaces. Ensuring that our children get to live and thrive on the planet we leave them isn’t some radical idea. It’s the only way forward. I am proud to have the support of both NYLVC and LCV Action Fund. Together, we will continue fighting for a just future.”
Jamaal Bowman was born and raised in New York City. Growing up, he lived in public housing. Bowman briefly attended Potomac State Junior College before earning a bachelor’s degree from the University of New Haven, a Master of Arts from Mercy College and a Doctor of Education from Manhattanville College. Bowman began his career as a crisis management teacher in a South Bronx elementary school. Since 2009 he has worked as the founding principal of Cornerstone Academy for Social Action (CASA) in the Bronx, one of the top public middle schools in New York. Bowman was a leader in the opt-out movement, a movement against standardized testing that disproportionately harms low-income communities. He is also a steering committee member of the New York State Allies for Public Education (NYSAPE) and a member of the New York State Early Childhood Blue Ribbon Committee. Throughout his career in public education, Bowman has been a champion for early childhood learning standards, trauma-informed teaching practices, and social justice curricula.
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 the New York League of Conservation Voters Federal Fund and authorized by Bowman for Congress