CTLCV's Elections work Endorsements CTLCV endorses candidates for the state legislature every election cycle based on their positions and track record on the environment. Endorsed candidates are 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. By endorsing candidates who care about environmental values, the League is helping to elect people who will make meaningful decisions that affect the state's environment every day.
Survey on the Environment In election years, we survey candidates for state office about their positions on pressing environmental issues. We consider candidate responses to our survey in our endorsement process.
Candidate surveys ask what role candidates will take, if elected, on a variety of environmental issues, and about their top environmental priority. Candidates' survey responses, leadership history, and previous Environmental Scorecard scores are taken into consideration in our endorsement analysis. Additionally, we may invite candidates for interviews. Those candidates' interviews also form part of the basis of our endorsement analysis. All candidates' survey responses are posted publicly.
In 2020, CTLCV endorsed 65 candidates across the State, which is more endorsements than we had ever given in an election year.
The 2018 elections resulted in a new pro-environment majority in the legislature as well as a governor who committed to clean energy and conservation. CTLCV played a key role in these outcomes through endorsements, canvasses, and targeted independent expenditures in important races.
A lot happened in CT this election cycle. The Connecticut General Assembly was completely shaken up, but even in a time of monumental change 36 of CTLCV's bipartisan slate of 48 endorsed candidates won their races.
We used our Independent Expenditure PAC to target three priority races in the Senate, and to expand our reach to new voters across the state. One third of all candidates running for office sought CTLCV’s endorsement this year. Many used our endorsement at some level, either as part of their campaign literature, news releases, or public statements.
The election information on this website is paid for by the CTLCV Political Action Committee. This message was made independent of any candidate or political party. Contributions to the CTLCV PAC of $5,000 or more were made by CTLCV, Inc and David Bingham. Additional information about the CTLCV PAC may be found on the State Elections Enforcement Commission's internet website.