LCV Action Fund Endorses Senator Mazie Hirono for Re-Election

Betsy Lopez-Wagner, blopez-wagner@lcv.org, 708-717-9408

Washington, D.C. – The League of Conservation Voters (LCV) Action Fund, which works to elect candidates who will implement sound environmental policies, announced today its endorsement of Senator Mazie Hirono for re-election to the U.S. Senate from Hawaii.

“Senator Hirono is a champion for the environment and the people of Hawaii,” said LCV Action Fund President Gene Karpinski. “She has fought tirelessly for clean air and water for all, for protecting Hawaii’s beautiful lands and wildlife, and for increasing investment in clean energy. We need Senator Hirono’s voice in the Senate now more than ever, and we are proud to endorse her once again as she runs for reelection.”

“There is much work do to, and I’m honored to stand with the League of Conservation Voters as we fight back against the Trump administration’s attacks on the environment and efforts to discredit climate change,” said Senator Hirono. “I look forward to continuing our work together to protect our aina and water resources. Mahalo to the League of Conservation Voters Action Fund for their endorsement.”

While serving in the U.S. House, Senator Hirono co-sponsored the Safe Climate Act of 2007 and voted for the landmark 2009 American Clean Energy and Security Act.  In the Senate, she has worked to highlight the negative impacts of climate change on Hawaii and has voted to protect the EPA’s historic Clean Power Plan.  Senator Hirono has earned an impressive 94% lifetime score on LCV’s National Environmental Scorecard.

Senator Hirono is featured on LCV Action Fund’s GiveGreen website, the only website devoted exclusively to raising money for environmental champions for federal office. Last cycle, LCV Action Fund raised or contributed more to candidates through GiveGreen than ever before—over $8.3 million for state and federal candidates.

About LCV Action Fund

The League of Conservation Voters (LCV) Action Fund, the connected federal political action committee (PAC) of the League of Conservation Voters, works to elect candidates who will implement sound environmental laws and policies, and defeat those who stand in the way of progress. Since the 1994 election cycle, LCVAF has helped elect and re-elect 74 U.S. senators and 331 members of the U.S. House of Representatives.  In the 2015-2016 election cycle, LCVAF endorsed over 100 candidates and, since 2009, has raised and contributed more than $17.6 million dollars via GiveGreen. Over the last several years, our efforts have also helped elevate climate change and clean energy as critical issues in key elections.

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Paid for by the League of Conservation Voters Action Fund and authorized by Friends of Mazie Hirono.

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