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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 Danny O’Connor for Congress in Ohio’s 12th Congressional District. In addition, LCV will mobilize its members in the district in support of O’Connor’s campaign.
“Danny O’Connor is committed to growing Ohio’s clean energy economy,” said LCV Action Fund Senior Vice President of Government Affairs Tiernan Sittenfeld. “We need voices like his in Congress who will provide the leadership we need to tackle dangerous climate change and who will fight for lands and waters for all. We are thrilled to endorse his campaign.”
“Danny O’Connor values our community here in Central Ohio and we have high expectations for him in Congress,” said Ohio Environmental Council Action Fund President Heather Taylor-Miesle. “We believe he has what it takes to bring voters together on the environmental issues that matter most to Ohioans including creating new jobs in renewable energy and finding innovative ways to fight climate change.”
“This election isn’t just about how we win the next few years, it’s about winning the next few decades, and that’s why I’m proud to be endorsed by the League of Conservation Voters Action Fund,” said Danny O’Connor. “Together, we’re going to create good jobs, grow our green economy and protect Ohio for future generations.”
LCV Action Fund staff will be supporting O’Connor’s campaign on the ground in the lead up to election day. Staff will work out of the campaign’s offices and focus on recruiting LCV members to volunteer and will help with get-out-the-vote efforts.
Danny O’Connor was born and raised in Sidney, Ohio. Between undergraduate and law school, O’Connor spent a year in the Jesuit Volunteer Corps as a legal advocate helping veterans, immigrants, and families stricken by poverty. After graduating law school, he worked in the Franklin County Prosecutor’s Office before starting a law practice. In 2016, O’Connor was elected Franklin County Recorder. In Congress, he will work to combat climate change and create clean energy jobs in Ohio.
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.
Paid for by the League of Conservation Voters Action Fund and authorized by O’Connor for Congress.