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Suozzi Endorsed by Major Environmental Groups in NY-3 Special Election

“The Only Proven Environmental Champion in the Race”
Jan 11, 2024

WASHINGTON D.C. (January 11, 2024) – Former Congressman Tom Suozzi (D) today won the endorsements of three major national environmental groups and NYLCV in the special election to represent New York’s 3rd Congressional District in the U.S. House. The groups cited Suozzi’s extensive pro-environment voting record and his track record of delivering environmental wins for his district.

“I am grateful to the New York League of Conservation Voters Federal Fund, the League of Conservation Voters Action Fund, the NRDC Action Fund, and the Sierra Club for recognizing my three decades-long commitment to preserve, protect and clean our air, land, and water,” Suozzi said. “Just the other day, we celebrated the 50th anniversary of the Endangered Species Act, and on that day, I saw an eagle fly across the sky in my hometown of Glen Cove. The hard work of a lot of dedicated people can produce results!”

“Thomas Suozzi has a proven track record fighting for the environment and for our communities during his time in Congress,” said LCV Action Fund Senior Vice President of Government Affairs Tiernan Sittenfeld. “New York is experiencing the impacts of the climate crisis first hand, from deadly heat waves to flooding to smoke from massive wildfires in the north, and New Yorkers deserve leaders who will put people over polluters and special interests. LCV Action Fund is proud to support Suozzi to fight for a more sustainable future for all.”

“Tom Suozzi is the only proven environmental champion in this race,” said Kevin S. Curtis, executive director of the NRDC Action Fund. “He has an impressive and consistent record of fighting for clean air, clean water and a sustainable environment for his constituents. His opponent, meanwhile, is proud to run with the support of the far-right Conservative Party, which opposes common-sense policies to grow the clean energy economy and keep New York families safe from pollution.”

“Tom Suozzi has the experience and knowledge to confront the environmental challenges of New York’s Third District in Congress,” said Eva Hernandez, Sierra Club Managing Director. “As a lifelong resident, he knows how vulnerable the area is to the impacts of climate change, including rising sea levels and more frequent and intense storms. In Congress, his vote was critical in passing the largest-ever federal investment in our environment to help avoid the very worst of the climate crisis. Tom Suozzi is the candidate who will help us meet the moment and return honesty and decency to this seat in Congress. The Sierra Club is proud to endorse him in the February 13 special election.”

Whether it was orchestrating major cleanups of Superfund and brownfield sites as Mayor of Glen Cove, or investing in water quality and open spaces as Nassau County Executive, or securing federal funds for water infrastructure and the Long Island Sound as a congressman, Tom Suozzi has a long and successful track record of using public service to protect the environment,” said Julie Tighe, President of the New York League of Conservation Voters Federal Fund. “We were proud to name Tom Environmentalist of the Year in 2008 and we’re thrilled to endorse his candidacy for the NY-03 congressional seat in 2024.”

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About the New York League of Conservation Voters Federal Fund

The New York League of Conservation Voters Federal Fund helps defend our allies and elect a new generation of environmental leaders. NYLCV Federal Fund offers direct support to help candidates win their election so they can fight climate change, conserve land and water, and protect public health once they are in office.

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 481 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 is a national environmental advocacy and political organization working to avert dangerous climate change, support healthy people and thriving communities, and conserve and protect nature and wildlife. We support candidates who stand up for these goals, and we mobilize the American public to lobby lawmakers and hold them accountable for their votes, both in office and at the ballot box. The NRDC Action Fund is affiliated with but separate from the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC). News and information released by the NRDC Action Fund should be identified as from “the NRDC Action Fund,” and not from NRDC.

About the Sierra Club

The Sierra Club is America’s largest grassroots environmental organization, with millions of members and supporters. In addition to protecting every person’s right to get outdoors and access the healing power of nature, the Sierra Club works to promote clean energy, safeguard the health of our communities, protect wildlife, and preserve our remaining wild places through grassroots activism, public education, lobbying, and legal action. For more information, visit www.sierraclub.org.

Paid for by League of Conservation Voters Action Fund, New York League of Conservation Voters Federal Fund, NRDC Action Fund PAC, and the Sierra Club Political Committee and authorized by Suozzi for Congress.