Hartford, CT – Today, the Connecticut League of Conservation Voters (CTLCV) endorsed Representative Anne Hughes (D) to represent the 135th House District of the CT General Assembly including the towns of Easton, Redding and Weston.
For the past two years, Anne Hughes has earned a perfect rating of 100% on CTLCV’s Environmental Scorecard. She is among a select group of state legislators who have been honored as an “Environmental Champion” for leadership on key climate legislation in 2022.
It was a phenomenal year for climate action. These wins would not be possible without lawmakers who worked hard to pass legislation crucial to reducing pollution from transportation and are committed to the environment.
Representative Hughes is a leader in the Bipartisan Women’s Caucus and the Progressive Caucus. She was at the forefront of climate legislation this year, passing the CT Clean Air Act and the Climate Change Mitigation Act, which take steps to reduce transportation emissions and transition Connecticut to 100% clean energy. She also voted for a budget that includes a climate change curriculum in public schools, promotes climate-smart agriculture practices, and supports education and training to reduce the use of road salt that contaminates our rivers and lakes.
Looking ahead, Representative Hughes will push for greater state investments to manage our growing waste crisis. She will also continue to fight for stronger Environmental Justice laws to protect vulnerable communities from environmental harm caused by polluting facilities in their neighborhoods.
“Anne Hughes is a strong, progressive leader for her district and the state. She is a fighter for what is right and fair, and we need her at the Capitol to continue her good work,” said Lori Brown, CTLCV Executive Director.
To receive CTLCV’s endorsement, all candidates must have completed a Survey on the Environment. Endorsements are issued based on candidates’ responses, voting records in our Scorecard, and demonstrated leadership on specific issues.
The CT League of Conservation Voters (CTLCV) is a nonpartisan statewide organization dedicated to protecting Connecticut’s environment. CTLCV works to pass equitable and sustainable legislation that impacts our air, land, water, wildlife, and climate and holds all state legislators accountable with an annual Environmental Scorecard. Visit ctlcv.org for more information on CTLCV.
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