FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 2, 2012
Contact: Trey Pollard (202) 495-3058
SIERRA CLUB AND CLEAN WATER ACTION ENDORSE ELIZABETH WARREN FOR UNITED STATES SENATE
BOSTON – Today, The Sierra Club and Clean Water Action, among the largest and most influential grassroots environmental organizations in the country, endorsed Elizabeth Warren in the United States Senate race in Massachusetts, saying that she will be a leader in promoting clean energy investments and environmental protection, who will side with middle class families over the big oil and dirty energy companies.
"Elizabeth Warren will bring a relentless passion to the Senate as a champion for the things we in the Sierra Club work for every day," said Michael Brune, Executive Director of the Sierra Club. "She knows that protecting our air, our drinking water, and the health of our children and our communities should always come before boosting polluter profits. And, she's dedicated to investing in a clean-energy future that will create new jobs and protect our planet for generations to come."
“Elizabeth Warren has fought her whole career against the billion dollar companies that have been raking in record profits while American families pay the price in terms of our health, our economy, and our environment,” said Phillip Sego, Political Chair of the Massachusetts Sierra Club. “Elizabeth Warren understands that fighting for middle-class families means standing up to big banks and big polluters alike. That’s why the Sierra Club proudly supports her campaign for the United States Senate, where we are confident she will continue to lead the efforts to grow a clean energy economy and invest in our future.”
The Sierra Club, founded in 1892, is the nation’s largest and most influential grassroots environmental organization, working to create safe and healthy communities, promote smart energy solutions, and preserve an enduring legacy for America's wild places.
“Elizabeth Warren shares our commitment to promoting clean, safe, and affordable water, preventing pollution, and protecting our air quality,” said Cindy Luppi of Clean Water Action. “We are pleased to endorse Elizabeth Warren, and look forward to her leadership on these critical issues that affect the health and well-being of Massachusetts families.”
Clean Water Action is a diverse grassroots organization committed to protecting our environment, health, economic well-being and community quality of life. Its mission includes promoting clean, safe and affordable water; preventing health-threatening pollution; creating environmentally safe jobs and businesses; and empowering people to make democracy work.
“I’m honored to receive the endorsements of The Sierra Club and Clean Water Action. I share their commitment to clean energy, protecting the health and well-being of our families, and improving the quality of life in our communities,” said Warren. “I will stand up to big oil and other energy companies. Instead of subsidizing the richest, most profitable companies on the planet, we need to invest in 21st century energy and efforts that protect our environment, create jobs, and lower production costs for businesses here in Massachusetts and across the country.”
|Paid for by the Sierra Club Political Committee, www.sierraclub.org, and Clean Water Action Vote Environment Political Committee, www.cleanwateraction.org, and authorized by Elizabeth for MA, Inc.|