Win Highlights the Importance of Environment to CT Voters
Hartford, CT – Today, the Connecticut League of Conservation Voters (CTLCV) congratulates Ned Lamont (D) on his election as Connecticut’s next governor. CTLCV endorsed Lamont based on his Energy and Environment Plan, which calls for greater investment in climate change and reductions in our carbon emissions.
“Climate change is the most pressing issue facing our generation, and Ned’s victory tonight shows voters agree,” said Lori Brown, CTLCV Executive Director. “CTLCV invested heavily in this race to make sure voters knew Ned was the only candidate with a plan to create jobs, lower electric rates, and cut carbon emissions through investment in clean energy. We received overwhelmingly positive feedback on these messages, and the results tonight prove voters care about leaders who are committed to our environment.”
CTLCV invested more than $20,000 in digital advertisements and videos that reached roughly 1 million phones, computers, and mobile devices in Connecticut.
“Voters see what’s happening in Washington. They watched President Trump roll back clean car standards, leave the Paris Climate Agreement, and slash investments in renewable energy in favor of coal and dirty fossil fuels,” said Brown. “They came to climate marches, to our forum on climate change, and to rallies for the environment—and today they cast their votes for the only candidate who showed he shared their concerns: Ned Lamont. We at CTLCV are thrilled to see voters stand up for the environment, and we look forward to working with Governor Lamont and his administration in the days to come.”
In addition to Lamont, CTLCV endorsed 35 bipartisan candidates for the General Assembly. Live updates on the election—including an up-to-the-minute count of CTLCV’s victories--can be found on our website.
This information 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.; LCV, Inc.; and David Bingham. Additional information about the CTLCV PAC may be found on the State Elections Enforcement Commission's website (ct.gov/seec).