Please see below for a forwarded press release from NRDC Action Fund and quote from John Hickenlooper welcoming their endorsement:
“I’m honored to have earned the endorsement from NRDC Action Fund, a group with a long history of fighting for Colorado’s clean air and water,” said John Hickenlooper. “We need to do everything we can to fight the climate crisis and undo the Trump Administration’s attacks on our natural resources. While Senator Gardner uses a phony environmental group to trick voters about his record of siding with Trump and corporate polluters as they roll back protections for our public lands, our campaign has the support of groups like NRDC Action Fund, the Sierra Club, and the League of Conservation Voters that know Senator Gardner is no friend to Colorado’s great outdoors.”
WASHINGTON (September 3, 2020) — The NRDC Action Fund, a national environmental advocacy organization, today announced its endorsement of 14 more candidates for the U.S. House and Senate. The newly endorsed candidates are:
- Barbara Bollier (Democratic nominee for U.S. Senate in Kansas)
- Steve Bullock (Democratic nominee for U.S. Senate in Montana)
- TJ Cox (D-Calif.)
- Antonio Delgado (D-N.Y.)
- Al Gross (Democratic nominee for U.S. Senate in Alaska)
- Jaime Harrison (Democratic nominee for U.S. Senate in South Carolina)
- John Hickenlooper (Democratic nominee for U.S. Senate in Colorado)
- Steven Horsford (D-Nev.)
- Mark Kelly – (Democratic nominee for U.S. Senate in Arizona)
- Debbie Mucarsel-Powell (D-Fla.)
- Jon Ossoff (Democratic nominee for U.S. Senate in Georgia)
- Abigail Spanberger (D-Va.)
- Lauren Underwood (D-Ill.)
- Raphael Warnock (Democratic nominee for U.S. Senate in Georgia)
Kevin S. Curtis, executive director of the NRDC Action Fund, issued the following statement:
“Environmental champions are in competitive races for Congress this cycle in more places than ever before. We are proud to support this diverse slate of endorsees, who are demonstrating that a pro-climate, pro-clean energy message is smart politics everywhere.”
The NRDC Action Fund is engaged in its largest-ever electoral effort to support pro-environment federal candidates and turn out the vote in key states. The NRDC Action Fund PAC is also supporting GiveGreen, a platform for environmentally minded political donors that has raised tens of millions of dollars for climate champions running for office, including more than $32 million so far in the 2020 cycle.
These 14 new endorsees join dozens of previously announced candidate endorsements, making this the NRDC Action Fund’s largest ever endorsement slate.
This is a release from the NRDC Action Fund, which is an affiliated but separate organization from the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC). The two organizations’ names may not be used interchangeably. As a 501(c)(4) nonprofit organization, the NRDC Action Fund engages in various advocacy and political activities for which the Natural Resources Defense Council, a 501(c)(3) organization, faces certain legal limitations or restrictions. Learn more at www.nrdcactionfund.org and follow us on Twitter at @NRDC_AF.