Environment Illinois announced today its endorsements of three candidates for the 115th Congress. The candidates are:
Tammy Duckworth – U.S. Senate
Raja Krishnamoorthi – Congressional District 8
Jan Schakowsky – Congressional District 9
These candidates’ voting histories and active support of Environment Illinois’s key issues--including global warming, open space, clean air, clean water and clean energy--led to today’s endorsements. This past fall, Environment Illinois also endorsed Hillary Clinton for President.
Environment Illinois’ D.C. Office Director, Anna Aurilio, released the following statement:
“This coming election is a critical one for the air we breathe, the water we drink and the places we love. We have made real progress since the first Earth Day nearly 50 years ago, but many significant and urgent problems remain, especially climate change.
We need real leaders and true environmental champions in Washington, D.C. We need elected officials who will stand up to the polluter lobby and publicly champion a clean and healthy environment. We need leaders bold enough to stand with the science and with the public to tackle the most pressing pollution of our time.
We believe - now more than ever – that we must refocus the nation’s attention and commitment to protecting our most special places and improving the quality of our air and our water, for our families today and for future generations. We must dramatically reduce global warming pollution in order to protect our children and theirs from the worst impacts of climate change – by shifting away from dependence on fossil fuels and other dirty, dangerous energy sources towards a 100% clean and renewable energy.
Illinois has made some real and meaningful progress reducing pollution and improving the quality of our environment. We have no choice but to maintain and accelerate this progress. That is why we are encouraging all Americans to vote and support these and other pro-environment candidates on or before Election Day--November 8th, 2016.”
Environment Illinois, a project of Environment America, is protecting the places we love and advancing the environmental values we share, winning real results for our environment. Click here to see the other pro-environment candidates Environment America has endorsed this year
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