Tom Malinowski has dedicated his career to human rights, including the right to breathe clean air and drink clean water.
Malinowski worked as a speechwriter for Secretaries of State Warren Christopher and Madeleine Albright, in the Clinton administration, and later served as a Senior Director on the National Security Council. From 2011 to 2013, Malinowski was the Washington Director for Human Rights Watch. Most recently, as Assistant Secretary of State for Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor, he worked to protect the rights of women and the LGBTQ community, among other issues. He has opposed the PennEast and Pilgrim pipelines and has spoken against offshore drilling, especially off New Jersey’s coast.
As a representative, Malinowski will continue to stand up for human rights by fighting for those most exposed to the harmful effects of pollution and defending clean air and water protections for all. He will continue to be a leader in opposing fossil fuel subsidies, advocating for a clean energy economy, and supporting funding for the EPA.
Malinowski joins the U.S. House after defeating Representative Leonard Lance, who earned an 23% lifetime score, on LCV’s National Environmental Scorecard.
In his own words:
“I strongly believe that we must preserve the natural and wild places of our state and of our country, and that protecting the environment is as vital to our economy as it is to the health of our kids. As a Congressman, I will oppose pipelines and offshore oil rigs that threaten New Jersey’s environment and delay our path to a clean energy future.”
Source: LCVAF Press Release.