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mayo 6, 2022
Washington D.C. – The League of Conservation Voters (LCV) Action Fund, which works to elect pro-environment candidates, announced today the endorsement of Seth Magaziner for election to the U.S. House of Representatives from Rhode Island’s 2nd Congressional District.
“Seth Magaziner has the proven track record of working to grow our clean energy economy and fighting for the solutions we need to combat the climate crisis,” said LCV Action Fund Senior Vice President of Government Affairs Tiernan Sittenfeld. “We are thrilled to endorse his campaign for Congress because we know he will continue to stand up for our environment and democracy and be a strong voice in Congress for clean energy, justice, and jobs.”
“I’m honored to earn the support of the League of Conservation Voters Action Fund and I share their commitment to addressing the climate crisis and transitioning to clean energy,” said General Treasurer and congressional candidate Seth Magaziner. “As Treasurer, I created new clean energy programs that are putting solar panels on rooftops and helping small businesses shift toward wind and other renewable energy sources. In Congress, I will continue the fight for clean air, clean water, and the clean energy infrastructure that will create good jobs while reducing our reliance on fossil fuels.”
Seth Magaziner has used the Office of the General Treasurer in innovative ways to lead on environmental issues, including creating clean energy programs that allowed the Town of West Warwick to become the first municipality in the state to power its buildings entirely with renewable energy sources. With the use of solar panels and wind turbines, the Town of West Warwick has not paid an energy bill on municipal buildings in five years. The energy efficiency programs created by Magaziner have resulted in thousands of jobs, helped small businesses save money, and pushed Rhode Island towards climate resilience. He was a founding member of Climate Jobs Rhode Island, a coalition of labor, environmental and elected leaders working to create good jobs to transition Rhode Island’s economy to net zero. Magaziner was also an early supporter of the Act on Climate, which passed into law this past April. Under his leadership, Rhode Island’s public pension fund is on track to completely divest from fossil fuels within the next decade.
About LCV Action Fund
The League of Conservation Voters (LCV) Action Fund, the connected federal political action committee (PAC) of the League of Conservation Voters, works to elect leaders who stand up for a clean, healthy environment and to defeat anti-environment candidates who oppose climate action. Since the 1990 election cycle, LCVAF has helped elect and re-elect 95 U.S. Senators and 462 members of the U.S. House of Representatives. Over the last several years, our efforts have also helped elevate climate change and clean energy as critical issues in key elections.