US Congressman Sean Casten (D-IL) announced Thursday, March 3, 2022 that he has been endorsed by the League of Conservation Voters in his re-election campaign.
This is LCV’s first endorsement in a member-to-member primary and underscores the urgent need to keep global climate leaders like Rep. Casten in Congress.
“Whether as a scientist, a clean energy entrepreneur, or now as a member of Congress, I have dedicated my entire life to fighting climate change,” Rep. Sean Casten said.
“The IPCC report released earlier this week shows very clearly that climate change is the greatest existential crisis facing us as a species. Congress must act to address it with the scale and urgency that science has shown is necessary to save our planet. I am honored to be supported by the League of Conservation Voters and will continue to work hand-in-hand with them to ensure we provide a livable planet for our children and grandchildren.
“Congressman Sean Casten is a tireless and determined advocate for climate action, and we are very proud to support his campaign for re-election,” said LCV Action Fund Senior Vice President of Government Affairs Tiernan Sittenfeld. .
“It has never been more important to have leaders in Congress who will fight for the transformational climate progress we so desperately need, and we know that no one will fight harder than Rep. Casten.”
“As the latest IPCC report makes clear, there is no time to lose for a just and equitable transition to clean energy. Rep. Sean Casten has worked tirelessly to address the climate crisis since his first day in Congress,” said Illinois Environmental Council Executive Director Jennifer Walling.
“We are proud to have him lead our communities in Illinois.”
As a member of the House Select Committee on the Climate Crisis, Rep. Casten quickly established himself as one of Congress’s indispensable climate leaders. He has represented the United States on the global climate stage on several occasions at COP25 and COP26.
Rep. Casten passed — and President Biden signed into law — several climate laws aimed at reducing the federal government’s carbon footprint, investing in clean-energy battery storage technologies, and expanding the charging network. electric vehicles from Illinois.
In 2019 and 2020, the League of Conservation Voters Victory Fund spent over $115 million in support of pro-climate candidates nationwide.
Rep. Casten has already been endorsed by pro-climate groups such as the Sustainable Energy and Environment Coalition PAC and the 314 Action Fund, as well as climate leaders like Rep. Kathy Castor (FL-14), chair of the select committee. on the climate. Crisis.
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