Washington D.C. – The League of Conservation Voters (LCV) Action Fund, which works to elect pro-environment candidates, announced their endorsement of U.S. Representative Raúl Grijalva, Ranking Democrat on the House Committee on Natural Resources, for re-election in Arizona’s 7 Congressional District.
“Representative Raúl Grijalva is a tremendous leader for climate action, environmental justice, conservation and a strong democracy,” said LCV Action Fund Senior Vice President of Government Affairs Tiernan Sittenfeld. “From helping pass the Inflation Reduction Act, the largest-ever investment in clean energy jobs and environmental justice, to his tireless efforts to protect the Grand Canyon, to introducing the most comprehensive environmental justice legislation in history, Representative Grijalva is an incredible champion for our communities and our environment, and LCV Action Fund is thrilled to endorse him for re-election to Congress.”
“Arizonans are fortunate to have U.S. Representative Raúl Grijalva, a climate champion, fighting for us every day in Congress,” said Chispa Arizona Executive Director Vianey Olivarria. “Representative Grijalva understands that the climate crisis is already having devastating impacts on our state, especially in low-wealth, Latinx and other communities of color across Arizona and the country. We applaud his longtime leadership and look forward to continue working with him for clean air, water and a safe climate for all.”
“Enacting sound environmental policies is a moral obligation we owe to future generations and no organization has more committed to addressing this head-on than LCV. I’m proud to have their endorsement,” said Representative Raúl Grijalva. “As the top Democrat on the House Natural Resources Committee, LCV has stood with me in support of the many ambitious proposals and creative solutions I have been able to advance. From rolling out the innovative Environmental Justice for All Act to our collective effort to institute broader protections for the Grand Canyon region, culminating with President Biden’s designation of the Baaj Nwaavjo I’tah Kukveni – Ancestral Footprints of the Grand Canyon National Monument, I’m glad to be able to help lead our shared fight in Washington.”
About Raúl Grijalva
U.S. Representative Raúl Grijalva has served Arizona’s 7th Congressional District since 2003. Representative Grijalva is the ranking member on the House Committee on Natural Resources and served as Chair during the 116th and 117th Congresses. He authored the Southern Arizona Land Protection Act and Grand Canyon Watersheds Protection Act, which protect Arizona’s land and water from the detrimental effects of uranium mining and was a leading force behind President Biden’s designation of nearly 1 million acres as the new Baaj Nwaavjo I’tah Kukveni – Ancestral Footprints of the Grand Canyon National Monument. Ranking Member Grijalva is a leader on environmental justice, introducing the A. Donald McEachin Environmental Justice for All Act, a historic comprehensive environmental justice bill that was developed following a year-long collaborative policymaking process. Ranking Member Grijalva has earned an outstanding 96% lifetime score on LCV’s National Environmental Scorecard.
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 leaders who stand up for a clean, healthy environment and to defeat anti-environment candidates who oppose climate action. Since the 1990 election cycle, LCVAF has helped elect and re-elect 95 U.S. Senators and 480 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.
LCV Action Fund’s other endorsements to date for the 2023-2024 election cycle can be found here.
Paid for by the League of Conservation Voters Action Fund and authorized by A Whole Lot of People for Grijalva Congressional Committee.