We Evaluate Elected Officials

NYLCV believes that the environment should be a top concern among voters, candidates and the media in every election and at every level of government, every single year.

In between election cycles, we issue policy agendas, issue support memorandums on bills and provide updates on legislative progress. Follow the bills we’re tracking in the State Legislature here.

NYLCV also sends out questionnaires to candidates for local, state or federal office in New York and assesses their commitment to advancing our agenda to protect public health, conserve natural resources, and fight climate change. We also evaluate elected officials based on their score in our Environmental Scorecard. Candidates that demonstrate a strong willingness and capacity to advance NYLCV’s pragmatic and effective agenda earn our endorsement.


Our 2018 agenda charges the legislature and executive with four distinct but interconnected directives: ensure adequate funding for the environment, address the causes and effects of climate change, protect the health of New Yorkers and their communities, and conserve natural resources. (Download PDF)

Our Scorecard examined voting and sponsorship records key environmental bills in each house of the legislature, covering clean energy, public health, transportation, and more. (Download PDF)

Our annual New York City Scorecard evaluates each member on their environmental record. (Download PDF)

Each year, NYLCV’s NYC Chapter Board works closely with leading environmental, energy, conservation, public health, environmental justice, and transportation organizations to identify and advocate for solutions to New York City’s most pressing environmental issues. (Download PDF)

Many of the biggest threats to environmental policy and funding in New York are coming from Washington, posing a significant challenge to local officials. Our 2017 Federal agenda comprises issues that significantly impact New York where we believe our representatives can make a difference. (Download PDF)

Top Priorities: sustainable development; invasive species; cleaner air; and expand electric vehicle infrastructure. (Download PDF)