Washington D.C. – The League of Conservation Voters (LCV) Action Fund, which works to elect pro-environment candidates, announced today the endorsement of Wiley Nickel for election to the U.S. House of Representatives from North Carolina’s 13th Congressional District.
“Senator Wiley Nickel has been a champion for climate and democracy in the North Carolina State Legislature and we know he will continue to lead on this work in Congress, ” said LCV Action Fund Senior Vice President of Government Affairs Tiernan Sittenfeld. “We are excited to endorse his campaign for the U.S. House because we know he will fight to hold big polluters accountable and prioritize people over profits. The stakes could not be higher for climate and environmental justice.”
“Communities in North Carolina need leaders who will fight for people, not polluters and special interests and Senator Wiley Nickel is that leader,” said North Carolina League of Conservation Voters Director of Governmental Relations Dan Crawford. “In the state legislature, Sen. Nickel has always prioritized the health of our communities, growing our clean energy economy, and fighting for democracy and we know he will continue this great work in Congress.”
“I’m proud to work with LCV in the fight for common sense solutions to address climate change,” said State Senator Wiley Nickel. “As a State Senator, I’ve fought for investments in clean and affordable energy, and protections for clean drinking water and clean air. In Congress, I’m committed to continuing to work hard to make sure our children have a healthy environment for generations to come.”
Wiley Nickel is a father, husband, criminal defense attorney, and state senator who has dedicated his life to fighting for North Carolina’s working families. In 2018, he was elected to represent the 16th District in the North Carolina State Senate. In his first term, he served on the Agriculture, Environment and Natural Resource Committee and in his second term, he served on the Redistricting Committee and Judiciary Committee. He has led on a number of environmental bills, including “polluters pay” legislation and banning the further pollution of PFAS into our air and water. On the Redistricting Committee, he advocated for fair maps. Nickel introduced the “We The People” Act to get dark money out of politics and has supported legislation that would establish online and automatic voter registration, establish an independent redistricting commission, and expand access to early voting. He has earned a 90% lifetime score on NC LCV’s legislative scorecard.
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 462 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.
Paid for by the League of Conservation Voters Action Fund and authorized by Wiley Nickel for Congress.