Leadership matters and electing leaders who truly represent their communities is one of the most effective ways to enact just and equitable climate policies and strengthen and defend our democracy. Through LCV Victory Fund, LCV Action Fund, and our state partners, we get involved in electoral races where our work and issues can make the difference.
LCV Action Fund endorses pro-environment candidates who will fight to address the climate crisis and strengthen our democracy. We evaluate candidates’ policy positions to endorse candidates who can win and who will fight to protect our air, land, water, and communities. What’s more, LCV Action Fund is committed to endorsing candidates who are reflective and representative of the diverse communities and identities across the country.LCV Action Fund Endorsements
This 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. LCV Action Fund supported candidates who demonstrated a commitment to leading on climate change, promoting clean energy, fighting for environmental justice and the health of our communities, defending our democracy, and protecting our air, water, land and ecosystems.See the 2022 New Member Guide
LCV Victory Fund runs independent campaigns to influence the outcome of competitive federal races where our involvement and issues can be decisive for pro-environment, pro-democracy candidates. LCV Victory Fund has deep experience and expertise in delivering victories by strategically focusing resources, targeting key voters, developing effective messaging, and working closely with progressive allies.LCV Victory Fund Site
For more than 25 years, LCV Victory Fund’s Dirty Dozen program has targeted candidates – regardless of party affiliation – who consistently side against the environment and are running in races in which LCV Victory Fund has a serious chance to affect the outcome. Since 2012, nearly 70% of the candidates named to the Dirty Dozen have been defeated. The companion Dirty Dozen in the States highlights 12 of the worst environmental candidates in the nation at the state and local level.LCV Victory Fund's Dirty Dozen
Our GreenRoots program mobilizes thousands of LCV members to knock on doors, make phone calls, and rally to help elect LCV Action Fund-endorsed environmental champions. GreenRoots is one of the largest coordinated field programs in progressive politics and has had a significant impact since it was first launched in 2012. In 2022, GreenRoots had 100 program staff in 15 battleground states – making over 1 million calls and texts to mobilize LCV members.GreenRoots Stories
GiveGreen – a project of LCV Victory Fund and NRDC Action Votes – raises and contributes money to federal and state candidates running in the most important races across the country. As one of the biggest single-issue fundraising programs in the progressive community, GiveGreen offers donors a powerful, strategic way to work together as a community to elect and support environmental champions who will make urgent action on climate change a top priority.GiveGreen
“LCV Victory Fund made a significant impact in my primary and general election races — both of which were some of the most competitive contests in the country. They don’t just talk about advocating for a better future for our planet, they invest in climate champions to make it happen.”