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Major Environmental Groups Endorse Sen. Sherrod Brown for Re-Election

Mar 5, 2018

Craig Auster, 202-454-4633,

Washington, D.C. – The League of Conservation Voters (LCV) Action Fund and the NRDC Action Fund, two leading national environmental groups, announced today their endorsements of Senator Sherrod Brown for re-election to the U.S. Senate from Ohio.

“Senator Brown is a fighter for all Ohioans, leading efforts to create clean energy jobs and protect our air and water,” said LCV Action Fund Senior Vice President of Government Affairs Tiernan Sittenfeld. “He has been a strong advocate for creating manufacturing jobs in the clean energy industry and protecting the Great Lakes, both critical issues in the state of Ohio. His leadership in the Senate is more critical than ever, and we are proud to endorse Senator Brown as he runs for re-election.”

“Ohio families need a fighter like Senator Brown to stand up for clean water, clean air and a clean energy future,” said Kevin Curtis, Executive Director of the NRDC Action Fund. “His tireless efforts in support of Ohio’s future and quality of life have earned him this endorsement and the support of voters in November.  We’re proud to stand with him in his work to protect the Great Lakes and bring clean energy jobs to Ohio.”

“From protecting Lake Erie from toxic algae, to defending our children’s ability to breathe by supporting smart policies to address air pollution, Ohioans are lucky to have an environmental champion like Sen. Sherrod Brown,” said Ohio Environmental Council Action Fund President Heather Taylor-Miesle. “His vocal, bold leadership helps our state move in the right direction.”

“The work of organizations and activists helping to preserve Ohio’s natural resources and defend clean water and clean air is more important than ever,” said Senator Brown. “From protecting the Great Lakes from invasive species and toxic algal blooms to promoting a clean energy future, I am lucky to have the League of Conservation Voters Action Fund and the NRDC Action Fund as partners in this fight. I’m proud to earn their endorsements, and look forward to continuing our work to defend our environment for future generations.”

Having served in public office for almost four decades, U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown has been a steadfast champion of the environment throughout his career.  In 2006, he won election to the U.S. Senate, and has made revitalizing manufacturing in Ohio by leading in the clean energy economy a pillar of his record.  Senator Brown has also taken a leadership role protecting the Great Lakes. He has earned an impressive 93% lifetime score on LCV’s National Environmental Scorecard.

Brown is featured on, a project of LCV Victory Fund and NextGen America, supported by the NRDC Action Fund PAC. is the only website devoted exclusively to raising money for environmental champions running for office. Last cycle, the GiveGreen program raised more contributions to candidates than ever before—over $8.3 million for state and federal candidates.


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 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 74 U.S. senators and 331 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.

About the NRDC Action Fund
The NRDC Action Fund’s mission is to build political support in the United States for protecting the planet and its people. We mobilize influential constituencies, experts, community leaders and others to directly advocate for clean air and water, public health, biodiversity, and a stable climate. We support candidates who stand up for environmental protection, and we expose those who side with polluters rather than the public good. The NRDC Action Fund is the 501(c)4 affiliate of the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC), but these organizations’ names are not interchangeable. This news release is from the NRDC Action Fund, not NRDC.



Paid for by the League of Conservation Voters Action Fund and authorized by Friends of Sherrod Brown.