Washington, DC: Today, League of Conservation Voters (LCV) Victory Fund and United Steelworkers (USW) Works are announcing the creation of a new super PAC, the New American Jobs Fund (Jobs Fund). This new partnership brings together conservationists and labor to invest in critical Senate races across the country and elect a pro-conservation and pro-jobs Senate majority.
The Jobs Fund is focusing on large-scale voter persuasion and mobilization in key races. With a planned investment of close to $4 million, this effort is focusing its work in:
“The Jobs Fund brings together conservationists and labor to elect the right leadership to Congress, helping us build a clean energy economy, creating jobs in America while also protecting our clean air and combatting climate change,” said LCV President Gene Karpinski. “Through this new partnership, we will fight for America’s middle class by working to elect forward-thinking leaders who know we don’t have to choose between good jobs and a clean environment – we can and must have both.”
“Once again, conservationists and labor are joining forces because of our shared support for American manufacturing and the creation of clean energy jobs as well as our opposition to unfair trade deals like the TPP,” said United Steelworkers International President Leo W. Gerard. “Clearly, control of the U.S. Senate is in play, and this effort to directly communicate with tens of thousands of voters in these key states could well have an impact on the outcome of the election. We are proud to continue this partnership that we feel is necessary to take our message to the voters.”
Paid for by the New American Jobs Fund, (202) 785-8683, and not authorized by any candidate or candidate’s committee.