LCV Action Fund and the Sierra Club Endorse Senator Tammy Baldwin for Re-Election

Craig Auster, 202-454-4633, Craig_Auster@lcv.org

Washington, D.C. – The League of Conservation Voters (LCV) Action Fund and the Sierra Club announced today their endorsements of Senator Tammy Baldwin for re-election to the U.S. Senate from Wisconsin.

“The Sierra Club is proud to endorse Senator Tammy Baldwin again,” said Sarah Burton, Sierra Club PAC Director. “From protecting the air we breathe and the water we drink, to protecting our climate, to guaranteeing that Wisconsin’s natural beauty isn’t sold for a quick buck, to creating good-paying clean energy jobs, Senator Baldwin has been a climate champion every step of the way.”

“From day one, Senator Baldwin has been a tireless advocate for Wisconsinites, demanding Washington puts our health and our access to clean air and water before corporate polluters,” said Don Ferber, Sierra Club Wisconsin Chapter Chair. “Wisconsin is proud to have her representing us, and we look forward to working to get her re-elected, just as she has worked for us.”

“Senator Baldwin is a champion for our environment and for our health,” said LCV Action Fund Senior Vice President of Government Affairs Tiernan Sittenfeld. “She has been a strong proponent for improving water quality and has fought tirelessly to protect the Great Lakes from big polluters and invasive species. We need Senator Baldwin to continue serving in the Senate, and we are proud to endorse her for re-election.”

“Senator Baldwin has fought to protect the Wisconsin we love, from cleaning up the Great Lakes to defending the water we drink to protecting the places where we hike, hunt, and play with our families,” said Wisconsin League of Conservation Voters Executive Director Kerry Schumann. “We are lucky to have an advocate in Senator Baldwin who isn’t afraid to fight for Wisconsin and is willing to work across the political aisle. Our water, air, land, and quality of life are better because Senator Baldwin represents us.”

“Wisconsin has a long and proud conservation tradition and I’m thankful for the support of the League of Conservation Voters Action Fund, Sierra Club, and their thousands of members across the state as we continue to build on this legacy of protecting and defending our air, water and land,” said Senator Tammy Baldwin. “From the shores of our Great Lakes to the banks of the St. Croix and Mississippi rivers – and all of our prairies, scenic trails, lakes and streams in between – Wisconsin is home to breathtaking natural beauty and we must all work together to confront today’s challenges and take action to improve the environment.”

Baldwin is running for her second term representing Wisconsin in the U.S. Senate. In 2012, she made history with her election as the first open LGBTQ U.S. Senator in our country’s history. Baldwin previously served in the U.S. House. During her tenure on the powerful House Energy and Commerce Committee, she helped author and pass the U.S. House’s comprehensive clean energy and climate bill, the American Clean Energy and Security Act of 2009. Baldwin has consistently fought for clean air and water, and has been a strong advocate for protecting Wisconsin’s national treasures, including the Great Lakes and the Ice Age Trail. She has earned an impressive 97 percent lifetime score on LCV’s National 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 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.

About the Sierra Club

The Sierra Club is America’s largest and most influential grassroots environmental organization, with more than 3 million members and supporters. In addition to helping people from all backgrounds explore nature and our outdoor heritage, the Sierra Club works to promote clean energy, safeguard the health of our communities, protect wildlife, and preserve our remaining wild places through grassroots activism, public education, lobbying, and legal action. For more information, visit http://www.sierraclub.org.

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