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The Connecticut League of Conservation Voters (CTLCV)—a bipartisan organization dedicated to protecting our environment by making it a priority for our elected leaders—endorsed Christine Cohen (D) to represent the 12th Senate District. Cohen is the owner of Cohen Bagels in Madison and a member of the Guilford Land Trust. She has demonstrated real concern about carbon emissions and pollution in Connecticut, and has already taken steps to ensure her own business operates in a sustainable, environmentally responsible manner.
“Christine is smart, driven, and committed to the environment,” said Lori Brown, CTLCV Executive Director. “It’s easy to talk about green policies, but much harder to run a business—or a state—sustainably. Christine saw that firsthand when she transitioned Cohen Bagels from plastic straws to paper. She understands that doing the right thing isn’t the same as doing what’s easy, and she knows the challenges our small businesses face to be environmentally conscious. We expect Christine will be a true leader in the legislature and will work hard to expand access to clean energy and green initiatives to more Connecticut businesses and residents.”
With the latest reports from the United Nations saying we only have 10 years to cut emissions and act on climate change to avert catastrophe, we need leaders like Christine Cohen who are committed to our environment. Christine signed our Clean Energy for All pledge, vowing to transition Connecticut to 100% clean energy by 2050 or sooner. This will cut emissions, create jobs, and help us fight climate change.
To receive CTLCV’s endorsement, candidates must have completed the Survey on the Environment earlier this summer. All candidates running for legislative office were invited to complete the questionnaire, and CTLCV received over 100 responses. Endorsements are issued based on a candidate’s responses as well as additional information provided to CTLCV’s Endorsement Committee.
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