2020 New Member Guide

The League of Conservation Voters (LCV) 2020 New Member Guide summarizes the backgrounds and environmental positions of newly elected federal candidates who were endorsed and/or financially supported by LCV Action Fund and/or state LCV partners. As in past election cycles, LCV Action Fund supported federal candidates who demonstrated a commitment to leading on climate change, promoting clean energy, fighting for environmental justice and the health of our communities, and protecting our air, water, land and wildlife. We are thrilled to have helped elect so many environmental champions to the U.S. House and Senate and to have maintain the pro-environment majority in the House. It is worth noting that there are other pro-environment new members of Congress who are not included in this document for various reasons, and we look forward to working with them as well.

In the 2020 election cycle, LCV Action Fund endorsed the most diverse slate of candidates ever in 24 U.S. Senate races and 153 U.S. House races — 40 percent of our endorsed candidates this cycle are candidates of color and 52 percent are women. The new Congress will better reflect the diversity of our country, and include more women, LGBTQ people and people of color, than even the precedent-shattering class of 2018, including more Members of Congress who are “firsts” for their respective communities. For a complete list of LCV Action Fund endorsements, including those of incumbents who were re-elected, please visit: lcv.org/endorsements.

The 2020 New Member Guide includes 3 new members of the U.S. Senate and 10 new members of the U.S. House. LCV is committed to continue working with both new and returning members of Congress to protect the environment and public health.

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