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WASHINGTON, DC— The League of Conservation Voters (LCV) Action Fund, which works to elect candidates who will implement sound environmental policies, announced today its endorsement of Raja Krishnamoorthi for Congress (IL-8). Krishnamoorthi is dedicated to expanding our clean energy economy.
“We need Raja Krishnamoorthi’s strong voice in Congress—he will bring crucial first-hand experience working in the clean energy industry,” said LCV Action Fund President Gene Karpinski. “He is making climate action a top priority on the campaign trail, and he will bring this same passion and commitment to Washington. He recognizes that we don’t have to choose between growing our economy and protecting our planet for our children and grandchildren.”
“As the president of a small business that produces solar technology, I know that investing in clean energy is a moral imperative, a national security necessity, and sound economics,” said Krishnamoorthi. “I am proud to have the support of LCV Action Fund, and I look forward to working with them and their allies in Congress to simultaneously combat climate change and create good-paying American jobs.”
Krishnamoorthi was born in New Delhi, India, and he grew up in Peoria, Illinois. An attorney and veteran of President Barack Obama’s 2004 campaign, he served as Special Assistant Attorney General in the Public Integrity Unit and as Deputy State Treasurer. Krishnamoorthi is currently the president of Sivananthan Labs and Episolar, Inc., a small business in the Chicago area that develops products in the national security and renewable energy industries. He is also a co-founder of InSPIRE, a non-profit organization that provides training in solar technology to inner-city students and veterans.
Krishnamoorthi 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. Over the last several years, our efforts have also helped elevate climate change and clean energy as critical issues in key elections. Some of our recent successes include:
• In the 2013-2014 election cycle, LCVAF endorsed over 70 candidates and raised and donated almost $6 million dollars via GiveGreen.
• In 2014, LCVAF endorsed U.S. Representative Gary Peters for U.S. Senate from Michigan and U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen for re-election in New Hampshire. In their successful campaigns, both spoke out forcefully and passionately about our need to combat climate change and expand the clean energy economy, proving that these are winning issues.
• In the 2012 and 2014 election cycles, LCVAF provided early endorsements and support to help climate champions like Representatives Julia Brownley (CA-26), Matt Cartwright (PA-17), Ruben Gallego (AZ-7) and Jared Huffman (CA-2) win their first primary and general elections to the U.S. House of Representatives.
Paid for by the League of Conservation Voters Action Fund and authorized by Friends of Raja for Congress.