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LCV Action Fund and the California LCV Endorse Doug Applegate for Congress

Oct 20, 2016

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Washington, DC—The California League of Conservation Voters (CLCV) and the League of Conservation Voters (LCV) Action Fund announced today their endorsement of Doug Applegate for Congress (CA-49). Applegate understands we must combat climate change and expand the clean energy economy to protect our planet and national security.

“Southern Californians deserve a strong advocate like Colonel Doug Applegate representing them in the U.S. House of Representatives,” said LCV Action Fund President Gene Karpinski. “He knows that Congress needs to treat the climate crisis with the same urgency that our armed forces do, because of the threat to our communities, our security and our future.”

“Colonel Doug Applegate is the experienced leader our environment and our growing clean tech economy need in Congress,” said California League of Conservation Voters CEO Sarah Rose. “We can count on him to invest in California’s economy by expanding our solar and wind industries while safeguarding our coastlines and protecting parks and open spaces for our children and grandchildren to enjoy.”

“I am honored to receive this important endorsement,” said Colonel Applegate. “For nearly 50 years, the League of Conservation Voters has been at the forefront in the fight to protect our environment. We can no longer stand idly by as our coastline continues to erode, drought cripples our economy, and our dependence on fossil fuels goes unchecked. It’s time for Congress to act. If elected, I will work with other like-minded representatives to find real solutions to these pressing issues.” 

Retired Marine Colonel Doug Applegate served for 32 years in the U.S. Marines as an infantry officer, company commander, judge advocate, and civilian trial attorney. Applegate retired after serving multiple combat tours in Iraq. Applegate is committed to addressing climate change, expanding clean energy and protecting the environment for generations to come. He understands the importance of tackling California’s historic drought and sea level rise, which are threatening the state’s economy and way of life.         

Applegate is featured on LCV Action Fund’s GiveGreen website, the only bundling website devoted exclusively to raising money for environmental champions for federal office. 

About LCV Action Fund

The League of Conservation Voters Action Fund (LCVAF), 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 69 U.S. Senators and 306 members of the U.S. House of Representatives.  In the 2013-2014 election cycle, LCVAF endorsed over 70 candidates and raised and donated almost $6 million dollars via GiveGreen. 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 California League of Conservation Voters and authorized by Applegate for Congress.