Hartford, CT (August 10, 2012) - Today, the bipartisan Connecticut League of Conservation Voters (CTLCV) named its slate of endorsed candidates for election to the Connecticut General Assembly in the November 6 elections.
To date, CTLCV has endorsed a bipartisan slate of 27 candidates, all of whom demonstrate strong leadership on environmental issues. All endorsed candidates must be committed to protecting Connecticut's land, water, air, and wildlife, and to working for sustainable solutions to pressing state issues like transportation, energy, and waste management.
“If you care about the air you breathe, the water you drink, and the wonderful parks and landscapes in Connecticut, then pay attention to what candidates are saying about environmental issues,” said CTLCV Executive Director Lori Brown. “The candidates we endorse are reliable in their core environmental values and we urge people in their districts to support them at the polls on November 6.”
In Connecticut General Assembly races, CTLCV endorses:
By endorsing candidates who care about environmental values, the League is helping to elect people who will make good decisions that affect the state’s environment every day.
“Connecticut’s economic and environmental quality of life has always depended on our natural resources. We are counting on our endorsed candidates to champion smart environmental policies that will protect these irreplaceable assets,” said Brown.
Every election year, CTLCV surveys candidate on their positions, records, and plans for protecting the environment. The League also interviews candidates as appropriate and reviews incumbents' record in its Annual Environmental Scorecard. CTLCV will only consider endorsing candidates who have responded to the survey.