Hartford, CT – Today, the Connecticut League of Conservation Voters (CTLCV) endorsed Democrat Julie Kushner for the 24th Senate District. Kushner is challenging Republican incumbent Michael McLachlan, who scored a failing 62% according to CTLCV’s 2018 Environmental Scorecard. In sharp contrast to McLachlan, Kushner has been a champion for sustainability initiatives with the Blue-Green Alliance. She has represented organized labor at climate change rallies and marches, expressing her sincere conviction that unions and regulations should not be at odds with the environment.
“As a powerful voice for our working families and organized labor, Julie knows firsthand the jobs we can create by investing in renewable energy,” said Lori Brown, CTLCV Executive Director. “Clean energy already supports over 38,000 jobs in Connecticut, and Julie knows we can add even more jobs in the growing fields of solar, offshore wind, and other renewables. She has already proven herself as a leader and forceful advocate for sustainability, and we at CTLCV look forward to working with her in the State Senate.”
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.
These endorsements represent the third round in an ongoing endorsement process. A full list of CTLCV’s endorsements 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).