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 Shelli Yoder for Congress (IN-09). Yoder has been a strong proponent for clean energy as a local elected official.
“Shelli Yoder is a staunch advocate for Hoosier families – she will fight to grow our clean energy economy and create good-paying jobs right here in Indiana,” said LCV Action Fund President Gene Karpinski. “Her deep experience in the non-profit and education sectors, along with her knowledge of the business community, and her record of service in local government will make her an outstanding U.S. Representative that all Hoosiers can count on to protect our public health and natural resources.”
“I am honored to receive the endorsement of the League of Conservation Voters Action Fund,” said Yoder. “I look forward to working with them when I get to Congress in order to find ways to protect our natural resources for future generations and to develop new technologies that will bring good-paying jobs to central and southern Indiana.”
A native Hoosier, Shelli Yoder was born in Shipshewana, Indiana, where she worked at an early age at the family gas station. Then the recession of the early 1980’s forced her parents to find another way to make a living, so Shelli worked full time to pay her way through college. Driven by her desire to help others, she earned a master’s degree from Indiana University and a divinity degree, and is now a professor at IU’s Kelley School of Business, where she is involved with sustainable business initiatives. Elected to the Monroe County Council she helped to establish a fund for clean energy and energy efficiency, while working towards a balanced budget.
Yoder 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.
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