Hartford, CT — The Connecticut League of Conservation Voters (CTLCV) has endorsed 55 candidates for the Connecticut General Assembly House and Senate 2022 elections. The CTLCV-endorsed candidates are seriously committed to tackling climate change, investing in clean energy, and protecting our state’s precious natural resources.
Candidates seeking CTLCV’s endorsements were asked about top environmental priorities for 2023. Their responses to specific questions are posted on CTLCV’s website, which include improving our waste and recycling programs, tackling climate change in significant and equitable ways, strengthening environmental justice laws, protecting trees, banning PFAS and other toxic chemicals that pollute our water and endanger our health.
“The 55 CTLCV endorsements show that candidates understand the link between environmental issues and the economy, public health, and Connecticut’s potential to be a leader in the growing national rise to mitigate climate change,” said CTLCV Executive Director Lori Brown. “These endorsements are a clear signal to voters that they have a choice to elect people who share their environmental values, and will act on them.”
These CTLCV-endorsed candidates are both incumbents and non-incumbents who have demonstrated a commitment to advancing environmental legislation in the State. CTLCV does not endorse in every race, but CTLCV endorsements show voters in many districts which candidates are most committed to championing environmental priorities. These candidates have proven that they care about the environment, are committed to creating significant and positive change for environmental justice, and will proactively vote to make Connecticut a leader in a clean energy future.
All candidates seeking CTLCV’s endorsement must first complete a Survey on the Environment, which highlights issues that will likely be addressed in the 2023 Legislative Session. CTLCV researches candidates and selectively interviews before the full board votes to issue an endorsement.
CTLCV also considers how incumbent lawmakers performed on an annual Environmental Scorecard to inform its endorsement decisions. Voters can look up how their state senator and representative voted on key issues this year.
“Pro-environment legislators are key to a livable future, and an informed citizenry is critical to democracy. We are counting on environmentally-minded voters to consider our endorsement when they cast their ballot, and help send a message with their vote!” said Brown.
CTLCV will be adding more candidates to its endorsed list. As of today, information about the endorsed candidates can be found on our website.
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.
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