Hartford, CT – Today, the Connecticut League of Conservation Voters (CTLCV) endorsed Alexandra Bergstein (D) to represent the 36th Senate District. Bergstein has worked behind the scenes on critical protections to ban toxic tire mulch from playgrounds and carcinogenic flame retardants from children’s clothing. Those measures will likely be considered again in the next legislative session, making it crucial to elect lawmakers who put the health and safety of our children first.
“Alexandra knows we cannot gamble with our children’s health,” said Lori Brown, CTLCV Executive Director. “She worked proactively to educate lawmakers and citizens alike on the danger posed by carcinogenic flame retardants, even recruiting fire chiefs and other experts to speak out against these harmful toxics. She is tenacious and smart, and fully committed to fighting for our public health and our environment. We need more leaders who understand the risks posed by toxics so we can pass the protections our children and communities deserve.”
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.