For Immediate Release, May 17, 2023
- Brett Hartl, Center for Biological Diversity Action Fund, (202) 817-8121, email@example.com
- Ariel Moger, Friends of the Earth Action, firstname.lastname@example.org
- John Qua, Lead Locally, email@example.com
- Collin Rees, Oil Change U.S., firstname.lastname@example.org
- Magnolia Mead, Zero Hour, email@example.com
National Groups Endorse Progressive Environmental Leaders in Virginia State Races
WASHINGTON— A coalition of national conservation and environmental justice groups announced today its joint endorsement of seven progressive environmental champions running in Virginia’s June 20th, 2023 primary elections.
The Center for Biological Diversity Action Fund, Friends of the Earth Action, Lead Locally, Oil Change U.S., and Zero Hour are endorsing:
- Adele McClure, House District 2
- Rae Cousins, House District 79
- Nadarius Clark, House District 84
- Kim Yvette Sudderth, House District 92
- Lashrecse Aird, Senate District 13
- Jennifer Carroll Foy, Senate District 33
- Saddam Salim, Senate District 37
“Whether it’s fighting against the Mountain Valley Pipeline, defending Virginia’s role in the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative, or standing up to price gouging from monopolistic utilities, these candidates have all demonstrated a commitment to tackling the climate crisis, protecting our environment and advancing environmental justice,” said Brett Hartl, national political director at the Center for Biological Diversity Action Fund. “Our organizations are thrilled to be endorsing these candidates, who will become Virginia’s next generation of leaders.”
The Center for Biological Diversity Action Fund is a national nonprofit organization that advocates for legislation and legislators that will advance a progressive environmental agenda. The 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 for Biological Diversity Action Fund, not the Center for Biological Diversity.
Friends of the Earth (Action), Inc. fights for transformational environmental policy and pushes political discourse to center justice and the environment. Friends of the Earth (Action), Inc. is the 501(c)(4) affiliate of Friends of the Earth U.S., but these organizations’ names are not interchangeable. This news release is from Friends of the Earth (Action), Inc., not Friends of the Earth.
Oil Change U.S. is dedicated to supporting real climate leadership, exposing the true costs of fossil fuels, and building a just, equitable, and renewable energy future in the United States.
Lead Locally is a 501(c)(4) that is building a movement to challenge fossil fuels by championing campaigns and candidates who will build the Green New Deal from the grassroots up.
Zero Hour is a youth-led movement creating entry points, training, and resources for new young activists and organizers (and adults who support our vision) wanting to take concrete action around climate change. Together, we are a movement of unstoppable youth organizing to protect our rights and access to the natural resources and a clean, safe, and healthy environment that will ensure a livable future where we not just survive, but flourish.