LCV and Conservation Voters of PA Statements on President Biden’s Speech for the ‘Continued Battle for the Soul of the Nation’

Mika Hyer, LCV, mhyer@lcv.org, 940-783-2230 | Anthony Campisi, Conservation Voters PA, anthony@ceislermedia.com

Washington, D.C. — In response to President Biden speaking in Philadelphia this evening to discuss the ‘Continued Battle for the Soul of the Nation’, the League of Conservation Voters (LCV) and Conservation Voters of Pennsylvania issued the following statements:

“At a time when our democracy is under attack by extremists seeking to undermine our elections, restrict access to the ballot box and attack truth itself, it is essential that we recommit ourselves to the rule of law on which our nation is based,” said Molly Parzen, Conservation Voters of Pennsylvania Executive Director. “Policies that conserve our environment, combat climate change and protect the health of our families are only possible in a thriving democracy when the people – not violent extremists – are in charge.”

“President Biden isn’t mincing words when it comes to the systematic assault on our democracy by Republicans, MAGA extremists, white nationalists, and their far-right allies,” said Doug Lindner, LCV Advocacy Director for Judiciary and Democracy. “With voting rights under attack by Republican legislators and judges, January 6th conspirators continuing to scheme to subvert our elections, and corporations continuing to funnel millions of dollars towards rampant disinformation and proponents of the Big Lie, we greatly appreciate President Biden standing up for the fundamental right of the people to govern ourselves. We can’t have a healthy environment without a healthy democracy. So now it is more important than ever to combat election sabotage, disinformation, and blatant voter suppression efforts intended to further exclude the communities who face the most devastation from the climate crisis and environmental injustice, who are time and time again communities of color.”

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