Washington, DC—The League of Conservation Voters Action Fund, which works to elect candidates who will implement sound environmental policies, announced today its endorsement of Lisa Blunt Rochester for election to the U.S. House of Representatives (DE-AL). Rochester will work to prepare for and reduce the impacts of climate change on Delaware while create good-paying green jobs in the state.
“Delaware is already being threatened by climate change – from a rise in allergies to a rise in sea levels. It is more important than ever that Delaware’s seat in the House of Representatives is filled by someone who will champion climate action – and Lisa Blunt Rochester is exactly the leader we need,” said LCV Action Fund President Gene Karpinski. “She’s no stranger to breaking barriers and taking on tough challenges, and in Congress, we know she will work tirelessly to combat climate change, grow our clean energy economy and protect public health.”
“I want to thank the League of Conservation Voters Action Fund for their endorsement. It means a great deal to me,” Lisa Blunt Rochester said. “Delaware is one of the lowest lying states in the country, so I understand clearly just how harmful the impacts of sea level rise and climate change could be for Delawareans. I look forward to working with my future colleagues to work creatively toward clean energy solutions and to ensure we leave behind a healthy environment for generations to come.”
Lisa Blunt Rochester was raised in Wilmington, Delaware, and has a long career of service to her state. As a caseworker for then-U.S. Representative Tom Carper, she helped Delawareans on a range of issues from housing to Social Security. In 1998, Rochester made history as Delaware’s first African American Deputy Secretary of Health and Social Services. She later became the first African American Secretary of Labor and State Personnel Director. She was commissioned to investigate the Delaware State Police for racial and gender discrimination, and helped create a roadmap to improve internal and external police relations. Rochester later served as the CEO of the Metropolitan Wilmington Urban League, a public policy think tank focused on the inclusion of people of color. If elected, Rochester will be the first woman and the first person of color to represent Delaware in Congress.
Rochester 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 authorized by Lisa Blunt Rochester for Congress.