By Karla Raettig, Executive Director
This is my 6th year as the Executive Director of Maryland LCV and I am proud to lead this organization. In my 20 years of experience in the environmental community, it’s never been more obvious that elections matter. We cannot make progress on the environment without the right leaders in office, and that’s our mission at Maryland LCV. It’s our job to help elect and secure elected officials who make the environment a priority in their campaign and their elected tenure.
Over the year, we’ve seen staggering rollbacks to our basic environmental protections on the national level and disheartening actions against our air, water, land, and public health. From the devastating hurricanes in the south to the wildfires in the West, it’s never been more important to fortify our state environmental protections.
In the next two weeks, you’re going to hear from the rest of my staff about what motivates them to do this work. I’m inspired and honored to be on the frontlines with such dedicated and smart staff. I hope you draw inspiration from them like I do every day. 
With your support, we’ve able to turn our ideas into actions that elect pro-conservation candidates and send them to represent you in Annapolis. 
For conservation,
Karla Raettig, Executive Director
Maryland LCV