Contact: Will Eley, [email protected], 334.462.0663
Environment Washington announced today their endorsement of four candidates for the 115th Congress. These candidates are:
Patty Murray – U.S. Senate
Suzan DelBene – Congressional District 1
Derek Kilmer – Congressional District 6
Dave Reichert – Congressional District 8
These candidates’ voting histories and expressed support on Environment Washington’s key issues–including global warming, open space, clean air, clean water and clean energy–led to today’s endorsements. Also, this past fall, Environment Washington endorsed Hillary Clinton for President.
Environment Washington’s D.C. Office Director, Anna Aurilio, released the following statement:
“This coming election is a critical one for the air we breathe, the water we drink and the places we love. We have made real progress since the first Earth Day nearly 50 years ago, but many significant and urgent problems remain, especially climate change. We need real leaders and true environmental champions in Washington, D.C. We need elected officials who will stand up to the polluter lobby and publicly champion a clean and healthy environment. We need leaders bold enough to stand with the science and with the public to tackle the most pressing pollution of our time.
We believe – now more than ever – that we must refocus the nation’s attention and commitment to protecting our most special places and improving the quality of our air and our water, for our families today and for future generations. We must dramatically reduce global warming pollution in order to protect our children and theirs from the worst impacts of climate change – by shifting away from dependence on fossil fuels and other dirty, dangerous energy sources towards a 100% clean and renewable energy.
Washington has made some real and meaningful progress reducing pollution and improving the quality of our environment. We have no choice but to maintain and accelerate this progress. That is why we are encouraging all Americans to vote and support these and other pro-environment candidates on or before Election Day–November 8th, 2016.”
Environment Washington is a project of Environment America—a federation of 29 state-based environmental advocacy organizations working for a cleaner, greener, healthier future. Click here to see the other pro-environment candidates Environment America has endorsed this year.
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