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For Immediate Release, September 7, 2023

Contact: Brett Hartl, (202) 817-8121, bretthartl@centeractionfund.org

Center for Biological Diversity Action Fund Endorses Laura Friedman for California’s 30th Congressional District

LOS ANGELES— The Center for Biological Diversity Action Fund, the 501(c)(4) political arm of the Center for Biological Diversity, today announced its endorsement of Laura Friedman in California’s 30th Congressional District.

“Laura Friedman has been an extraordinary leader on virtually every environmental issue in California and will on day one become one of Congress’ true environmental champions. We couldn’t be prouder to endorse her,” said Brett Hartl, national political director of the Center for Biological Diversity Action Fund. “Friedman understands that saving wildlife and addressing the extinction crisis go hand in hand with stopping the climate crisis and creating environmental justice. No other candidate in this race comes anywhere close to her.”

As a legislator in the California Assembly, Friedman led the effort and passed legislation that ensures California builds wildlife-crossing overpasses and underpasses, which will help protect the state’s mountain lion populations.

Laura passed measures to ban PFAS chemicals in consumer products as well as legislation that will phase out single-use plastics and packaging. She also was a leader in efforts to reduce California’s greenhouse gas emissions from residential and commercial buildings by 40% by 2030.

“Biodiversity has been a top priority of mine as a member of the state legislature,” Friedman said. “I am honored to have the support of the environmental organization leading the charge to protect our rich but critically endangered plant and animal life. I am looking forward to continuing and deepening this vital effort as a member of the U.S. House of Representatives.”

The Center Action Fund is a national nonprofit organization that advocates for legislation and legislators that will advance a progressive environmental agenda. The Center Action Fund is the 501(c)(4) affiliate of the Center for Biological Diversity, but these organizations’ names are not interchangeable. This news release is from the Center Action Fund, not the Center for Biological Diversity.