The League of Conservation Voters Action Fund and the Sierra Club endorsed U.S. Sen. Tammy Baldwin for re-election.
“The Sierra Club is proud to endorse Sen. Tammy Baldwin again,” said Sarah Burton, Sierra Club PAC director. “From protecting the air we breathe and the water we drink, to protecting our climate, to guaranteeing that Wisconsin’s natural beauty isn’t sold for a quick buck, to creating good-paying clean energy jobs, Sen. Baldwin has been a climate champion every step of the way.”
“From Day One, Sen. Baldwin has been a tireless advocate for Wisconsinites, demanding Washington puts our health and our access to clean air and water before corporate polluters,” said Don Ferber, Sierra Club Wisconsin Chapter chair. “Wisconsin is proud to have her representing us, and we look forward to working to get her re-elected, just as she has worked for us.”
“Senator Baldwin has fought to protect the Wisconsin we love, from cleaning up the Great Lakes to defending the water we drink to protecting the places where we hike, hunt, and play with our families,” added Wisconsin League of Conservation Voters executive director Kerry Schumann. “We are lucky to have an advocate in Sen. Baldwin who isn’t afraid to fight for Wisconsin and is willing to work across the political aisle. Our water, air, land, and quality of life are better because Sen. Baldwin represents us.”
Baldwin welcomed the support. In a statement, she said, “Wisconsin has a long and proud conservation tradition and I’m thankful for the support of the League of Conservation Voters Action Fund, Sierra Club and their thousands of members across the state as we continue to build on this legacy of protecting and defending our air, water and land. From the shores of our Great Lakes to the banks of the St. Croix and Mississippi rivers — and all of our prairies, scenic trails, lakes and streams in between — Wisconsin is home to breathtaking natural beauty and we must all work together to confront today’s challenges and take action to improve the environment.”
Baldwin is running for her second term representing Wisconsin in the U.S. Senate. In 2012, she made history with her election as the first open LGBTQ U.S. senator in the country’s history.
Baldwin previously served in the U.S. House. During her tenure on the House Energy and Commerce Committee, she helped author and pass the comprehensive clean energy and climate bill, the American Clean Energy and Security Act of 2009.
Baldwin has fought for clean air and water and has been an advocate for protecting the environment and natural resources, including the Great Lakes and the Ice Age Trail. She has a 97 percent lifetime score on LCV’s National Environmental Scorecard.