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Chesapeake Life Magazine
During elections we make endorsements and run hard hitting, strategic campaigns aimed at electing pro-conservation candidates. In 2014, the top priorities of the Maryland League of Conservation Voters and Maryland LCV Political Action Committee will be to:
Marylanders have a great number of elected leaders who we call friends and champions for conservation, but we also have elected officials, especially in the Senate, who can not be counted on to vote for strong environmental legislation --- even though many of them are from communities where protecting the environment is a strongly held value. We believe that these legislators are out of step with their district and its voters; we will run strategic grassroots campaigns to replace them with leaders who will truly go to bat for restoring the Chesapeake Bay and our rivers, investing in a clean energy economy, and protecting our communities from pollution.
We are at a crossroads. We can either rebuild power to solve the great environmental challenges before us, or we can allow vested interests to roll back environmental regulations and foster inaction on the climate crisis. The next generation of Marylanders is counting on us and with your partnership, we will succeed.
Are you a candidate? The first step in our endorsement process is to complete a candidate questionnaire. To receive a copy, contact Jen Brock-Cancellieri at jbrock at mdlcv.org.
"Maryland LCV gets it. The league realizes that the heavy lifting required to protect the environment requires smart and meaningful political engagement. They understand politics and they lead the way for advocates, legislators and the larger community. I am incredibly grateful for their work- it was the league's decision to invest in my insurgent State Senate campaign that proved to be the tipping point in the race. Other organizations were content to stand on the sidelines but Maryland LCV made a calculated endorsement choice. It made an enormous difference and, because of it, I am now able to fight for our State's long-term environmental sustainability every day in the Maryland State Senate."
Bill Ferguson MD
State Senator 46th District