Washington D.C. – The League of Conservation Voters (LCV) Action Fund, which works to elect pro-environment candidates, announced today the endorsement of Becca Balint for election to the U.S. House representing Vermont.
“Senate President Becca Balint has always fought hard for the people of Vermont, to protect our precious environment and take on the climate crisis,” said LCV Action Fund Senior Vice President of Government Affairs Tiernan Sittenfeld. “We are thrilled to support her campaign for Congress because we know she will continue to lead efforts for environmental justice to make all our communities healthy and safe, grow our clean energy economy, and make our democracy more equitable and accessible to all. We need more leaders in Congress like Becca Balint who will hold big polluters accountable and advocate tirelessly for everyone to have access to a healthy environment.”
“Becca Balint has long been a voice for the people of Vermont,” said Lauren Hierl of Vermont Conservation Voters. “From her days in local government and in the Vermont State Senate, Becca Balint has consistently fought for environmental justice for all communities. As Senate President, Becca Balint has been an environmental champion, strongly supporting investments in renewable energy that Vermonters want, holding toxic polluters responsible for the harm they cause, as well as Vermont’s first environmental justice law. We are glad to see LCV Action Fund endorse her for the U.S. House and we look forward to continuing to work with her to protect our Green Mountain State’s clean water, clean air, and healthy environment.”
“Helping pass Vermont’s Global Warming Solutions Act is some of the most important work I’ve done as a Vermont Senator,” said Becca Balint. “The climate crisis is here now and every moment counts if we are going to preserve our environment and ensure a livable world for our children. I’m honored to have the League of Conservation Voters by my side as I continue to advocate for our environment in Washington.”
Becca Balint first came to Vermont in 1994, when she took a job as a rock climbing instructor. She eventually settled in Brattleboro, where she taught in four local public schools and at the Community College of Vermont. Balint has served in the Vermont State Senate since 2014. During her tenure, she has received perfect scores on the Vermont Conservation Voters Scorecard for her work helping to shepherd landmark climate and environmental justice legislation. In 2017, she became majority leader, and in 2020, was elected unanimously by her colleagues to be president pro tempore. She is the first woman and first openly LGBTQ+ person to serve in this role. If elected, she will also be the first woman and first openly LGBTQ+ person to represent Vermont in Congress.
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 95 U.S. Senators and 462 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 Becca Balint for Vermont.