CLCV Announces Federal, State and Local Endorsements Ahead of November 2020 Election

Press Release
June 22, 2020

CLCV Announces Federal, State and Local Endorsements Ahead of November 2020 Election

CONTACT: Jennifer Molina | [email protected] | 213.537.6324

OAKLAND — Today the California League of Conservation Voters (CLCV) announced endorsements in Congressional, Senate, Assembly, and Local races across California ahead of the November 2020 primary election. CLCV is committed to electing bold leaders with a bold approach to fighting the climate crisis.

“This November, we have the opportunity to elect desperately needed new leadership,” declares Mike Young CLCV Political & Organizing Director “What our current crises have made abundantly clear is how badly we need public servants who will fight for our climate, stand up to corporate polluters, and protect their communities, especially the Black, Indigenous, and people of color who too often face systemic marginalization. At CLCV we know that California and our Legislators need an intersectional approach to the climate crisis, and we are excited to endorse these candidates who we know will fight for each member of their community. These leaders will shape the future of our planet, and we look forward to working with them when they get into office."

As the only organization in the environmental movement solely focused on changing what is possible through politics in California, CLCV chose to support candidates who will ensure California has a clear pathway to a clean, zero-emission energy future. CLCV seeks candidates who will fight for the safe and sustainable futures of their communities. Our opponents, Big Oil & friends, continue to dump money to politicians to push their destructive initiatives. CLCV is unwavering in our mission to hold California leaders accountable to voters’ demands for bold action on the climate crisis--and not to the profit margins of Big Oil.

CLCV’s continued priority focus on equitable solutions to the climate crisis, also means candidates we endorse must be actively anti-racist and willing to take down White Supremacy and the institutions it upholds. Environmental justice and racial justice go hand in hand. CLCV assesses the positions and leadership of a candidate not only on the environment, environmental justice, and campaign viability but also on principles of racial justice and equity. CLCV especially seeks to support racially diverse, LGBTQ+, and woman candidates.

The endorsed candidates have proven themselves to be the best choice for the environment in their race. We expect our endorsed candidates to commit to the fight for environmental and racial justice. The fight to protect our planet starts with fighting for the people who live on it. CLCV is proud to continue working with lawmakers who are champions for justice. To find the full list of endorsed candidates, please click here.

We believe that radical change is necessary and only by transforming our political system will we create the opportunity to take bold action on climate change. We elect and cultivate environmental champions, turn election victories into policy wins, hold our lawmakers accountable, and build political power for change. We inspire hope and action and fight for equity and justice for all Californians. We are in the business of changing what’s possible. Join us at www.ecovote.org and on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram. See more press releases.

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