New York League of Conservation Voters
For Immediate Release: August 13, 2018
Contact: Shachar Sharon
NYLCV Endorses in 2018 State Elections
New York, N.Y. – The New York League of Conservation Voters, which works to make environmental sustainability a top political and policy priority in New York State, has announced its first round of endorsements in the 2018 State election cycle.
The endorsements were made by the State Board members using responses to the NYLCV questionnaire that highlights environmental issues and in the case of incumbents, ratings from the organization’s 2018 State Environmental Scorecard that grades votes and co-sponsorships by legislators. The questionnaire includes questions regarding climate change, public health, clean water, and the conservation of land. The bills selected for the scorecard includes legislation on Drug Take Back programs, toxic chemicals in children’s products, pollinator-friendly solar arrays, and disposable bag waste reduction. This year, the organization made 84 endorsements in state legislative races and 3 endorsements in statewide races for candidates with outstanding environmental records. This year, the organization made 84 endorsements in state legislative races for candidates with outstanding environmental records. In statewide races, the League endorsed U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo, and New York State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli.
Marcia Bystryn, President of the New York League of Conservation Voters, said, “As Washington has abdicated its role on climate and sustainability, local leadership on the environment is more important than ever. These candidates have been working to protect our natural resources, improve air quality, and make New York more resilient. Our State Environmental Scorecard has served as a guide throughout this endorsement process – all of our legislative candidates have earned high marks this year. We urge voters to support these candidates in their upcoming elections this fall.”
The list of endorsed candidates can be found here.
The New York League of Conservation Voters (NYLCV) is the only non-partisan, statewide environmental organization in New York that takes a pragmatic approach to fighting for clean water, healthy air, renewable energy, and open space. Follow NYLCV on Facebook, and Twitter.