Hartford, CT – The Connecticut League of Conservation Voters (CTLCV) has endorsed Julie Kushner to represent the 24th Senate District. A retired trade unionist, she lives in Danbury and currently represents the 24th District.
Julie Kushner received a 96% on CTLCV’s Environmental Scorecard and serves as Vice-Chair of the Environment Committee. She is a longtime supporter of sustainability initiatives and is a powerful voice for clean energy and creating thousands of new Green jobs.
“Julie Kushner has been an advocate for workers for her entire career,” said CTLCV Executive Director Lori Brown. “She understands the challenges that they face, and she is committed to creating thousands of new Green jobs to help both workers and Connecticut’s clean energy future.”
As Senate Chair of the Labor Committee and Vice Chair of the Environment Committee, Julie Kushner is uniquely positioned to see how greater investment in clean energy will lead to good-paying sustainable jobs for Connecticut’s workforce. She is a trustworthy leader for environmental justice and believes in building coalitions of people with shared values to strengthen a blue-green alliance across Connecticut.
In other key areas, Julie Kushner is fighting for laws that protect our environment. She has generated new funding to clean up invasive species in Candlewood Lake, has secured funding to monitor air quality impacts of Cricket Valley Power Plant, and she fought successfully for the ban on single use plastic bags.
“Residents in Bethel, Danbury, New Fairfield, and Sherman have seen what Julie Kushner stands for and what a strong leader she has been in her freshman term to benefit the 24th District,” said Brown. “We need her back at the Capitol where she can keep working on issues that matter to everyone across the State.”
CTLCV endorsements are based on candidates’ track records on key environmental issues, their responses to a Survey on the Environment, and an extensive interview via Zoom. CTLCV is a bipartisan, statewide, non-profit organization dedicated to protecting Connecticut's environment by making it a priority for our elected leaders. We work in concert with Connecticut's environmental advocacy groups to identify and highlight important bills impacting our air, water, wildlife, open space, climate, and our health, and hold legislators accountable for their votes in our annual Environmental Scorecard.
A complete list of all of the candidates endorsed by CTLCV for the 2020 election can be found on our website.
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