Washington, D.C. – The League of Conservation Voters (LCV) Action Fund, which works to elect candidates who will support sound environmental policies, announced today its endorsement of Chrissy Houlahan for Congress in Pennsylvania’s 6th Congressional District.
“Chrissy Houlahan’s experience as a veteran, an engineer, a teacher and a business leader gives her a unique perspective on the grave threat climate change poses to our national security and our children’s future,” said LCV Action Fund Senior Vice President of Government Affairs Tiernan Sittenfeld. “We are proud to endorse her campaign because we need her voice in Congress to fight for smart, science-based solutions and to restore America’s global leadership in the fight against the climate crisis.”
“Pennsylvanians can count on Chrissy Houlahan to stand up for our health and our environment,” said Conservation Voters of Pennsylvania Executive Director Josh McNeil. “She embodies a new era of leadership in Chester and Berks Counties that will fight for clean air, clean water, and Pennsylvania’s clean energy future.”
“Clean water, healthy food, safe and prosperous communities, and America’s national security all depend on smart stewardship of our environment and our willingness to work together to address the growing threat of climate change,” said Chrissy Houlahan. “As a former engineer, teacher, business leader, veteran, and a mom myself, I’m eager to get to work on common-sense solutions to the real and growing challenges we face and I am honored to have the support of the League of Conservation Voters Action Fund in this election.”
Chrissy Houlahan received her bachelor’s degree in engineering from Stanford University on an Air Force ROTC scholarship. After serving in the Air Force for three years working in missile defense she earned a master’s degree from MIT in technology and policy. In 1996, she joined a startup basketball apparel and shoe company And1 as the COO. Houlahan then moved into education where she joined Teach for America, teaching 11th grade chemistry in North Philadelphia. She then went on to join Springboard Collaborative, an elementary school literacy program, as the organization’s COO and CFO. In Congress she will focus on protecting Pennsylvania’s clean air and water, addressing climate change, and growing the clean energy economy in the Keystone State.
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.
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