Jacky Rosen has been a determined advocate for clean energy and environmental protection as a U.S. Representative from Nevada.
In Congress, she has fought against reopening Yucca Mountain for dumping nuclear waste, recognizing the risks it poses to Nevadans’ health and safety. She has led on legislation to help women and girls succeed in computing and STEM fields, and has cosponsored a variety of pro-environmental bills such as reauthorizing the Land and Water Conservation Fund, promoting energy efficiency, and supporting scientific integrity in federal agency decision-making. Previously, she worked as a computer programmer and software developer for various prominent southern Nevada companies. As the former president of Congregation Ner Tamid, the state’s largest synagogue, she worked closely with other community leaders, non-profits and partner organizations to address issues facing the community and led the construction of one of the largest solar arrays in Henderson.
As a Senator, she will advocate for clean air and clean water, public access to public lands and meaningful climate action and is committed to making Nevada a leader in solar and other forms of renewable energy. As a Representative, she earned a 97% lifetime score on LCV’s National Environmental Scorecard.
She joins the U.S. Senate after defeating Senator Dean Heller, who was named to LCV’s Senate Dirty Dozen and earned an 11% lifetime score on LCV’s National Environmental Scorecard.
In her own words:
“When I served as president of my synagogue, I saw firsthand the incredible impact that solar power can have in our communities to create good-paying jobs, cut costs and protect our environment. I was raised to believe it’s our responsibility to leave the world a better place, and that’s why I’m fighting to invest in renewable energy research, highlight the urgent national security threat of climate change, and protect amazing places like Gold Butte and Basin and Range for future generations.”
LCVAF Press Release.