Washington D.C. – With more than four months until election day, The League of Conservation Voters (LCV) Victory Fund, NRDC Action Fund PAC, and NextGen America have raised more than $8.4 million for federal and state candidates through GiveGreen. This historic milestone means that the GiveGreen program has already outperformed its record-breaking fundraising numbers from the 2016 cycle, with 127 days left to go.
“Our supporters are more motivated than ever before to help elect pro-environment candidates who will fight back against this administration’s assault on our bedrock environmental protections,” said LCV Victory Fund President Gene Karpinski. “We are proud to have reached this record-breaking milestone but have no intention of stopping now. Across the country, candidates are running for office so they can act on climate, protect clean air and water in their communities, and build America’s clean energy future. Our grassroots network will continue to take action to ensure we elect environmental champions up and down the ballot this November.”
“Surpassing our 2016 GiveGreen fundraising numbers four months before Election Day shows that momentum is on our side heading into November. Every door knocked and every voter registered is made possible by donations from people who want a future for their children that is based on equality, fairness, and a clean future for the planet,”said NextGen America President Tom Steyer. “We have made incredible progress already by hitting this milestone so early on, but our work doesn’t stop until we elect leaders who will not only stand up to this reckless administration, but take the bold steps necessary to guarantee clean air and water, prevent climate disaster, and preserve our nation’s natural beauty for decades to come.”
“Millions of Americans are asking what they can do to block President Trump’s relentless attacks on our environment and health and hold Scott Pruitt accountable for his attempts to let polluters off the hook,” said Rhea Suh, president of the NRDC Action Fund PAC. “The answer? Help elect a Congress whose leaders will stand up to Trump, defend our laws and put the health of American families above the wishes of corporate lobbyists. GiveGreen’s success in raising much-needed support for pro-environment candidates shows how incredibly important the 2018 election is to environmental donors, to our supporters, to their families and to our future.”
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