Washington, D.C. – The League of Conservation Voters (LCV) congratulates Representative-elect Seth Magaziner (RI-02) and Representative David Cicilline (RI-01) on their wins in Rhode Island.
“Seth Magaziner is the definition of a climate champion – he’s taken bold action on climate as Rhode Island’s State Treasurer and is exactly the kind of clean energy leader we need in Congress,” said LCV President Gene Karpinski. “We are so thrilled Representative-elect Magaziner is headed to Washington with fellow climate champion Rep. David Cicilline. We can’t wait to work with the entire Rhode Island delegation to continue to build an even more just, equitable clean energy future for the Ocean State and the entire country.”
LCV Victory Fund invested nearly $400,000 in support of Seth Magaziner in the Democratic primary for RI-02 and over $235,000 to defeat Allan Fung and elect Seth Magaziner in the General Election for RI-02. In the primary, LCVVF ran an ad focused on Magaziner’s support for climate action, “Leader.”
The contentious race for Rhode Island’s 2nd Congressional District included a number of ads about Magaziner’s commitment to take on Big Oil, including Magaziner’s closing argument ad “For the People” and a Magaziner campaign ad featuring Sen. Jack Reed.
LCV’s GreenRoots member mobilization program turned out LCV members to volunteer for the Magaziner campaign as part of a nationwide field program to help elect environmental champions that engaged 8,250 total LCV members.
Environmental donors contributed nearly $70,000 to Rhode Island candidates via GiveGreen. GiveGreen — a partnership between LCV Victory Fund and NRDC Action Votes that helps grassroots donors directly contribute to pro-environment candidates — raised a midterm record $26.9 million for the 2022 cycle.
These are just some of the climate champions who won up and down the ballot in Rhode Island, demonstrating that leaning into environmental issues is both good policy and good politics.
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