NYLCV Announces Two Additional Endorsements in New York City

The League throws their support behind two additional candidates–Yusef Salaam and Chris Banks–for New York City Council. 

The New York League of Conservation Voters Gives Green is proud to support Yusef Salaam (D) and Chris Banks (D) for NYC City Council. Both candidates, who are running in District 9 and 42, respectively, have committed to protecting our environment and promoting smart environmental policies if elected.

“It is clear that the environment and climate change are moving up the ladder of issues that voters prioritize when choosing their candidate,” said NYLCV President Julie Tighe. “We are thrilled to endorse Yusef Salaam and Chris Banks for elected office. We are confident that they will be strong advocates for clean energy, green jobs, and a healthier future, and we urge voters to support them in their upcoming election.”

Last year was a big year for the environment at the ballot box. A record number of candidates sought NYLCV’s endorsement–indicating that the environment continues to grow in importance for voters–and New Yorkers overwhelmingly, and in bipartisan fashion, approved the Environmental Bond Act. NYLCV looks forward to carrying this momentum into the 2023 election and beyond.

Today’s announcement – along with new endorsements in Westchester, the Capital Region, and on Long Island – brings the total number of NYLCV-endorsed candidates statewide to 108. Of the 48 candidates from the League’s first round of endorsements, which are listed here, 95% of them won their primary election.

Early voting for the general election runs from October 28 to November 5 and Election Day is on November 7. NYLCV will announce additional endorsements later this election season.