Friday, March 14, 2008

New Climate Political Action Committee Launched in New York

New York (TGW) – The New York League of Conservation Voters, the nonpartisan voice for New York’s environmental community, today announced the launch of a new political action committee that will support candidates who pursue comprehensive climate change policies and legislation in New York state.

The Climate Action PAC will offer direct financial support and independent campaign expenditures to help elect individuals who have demonstrated their passion and ability to advance strategies to aggressively tackle climate change. The Climate Action PAC will target state legislative seats in 2008 and local races throughout the state – including New York City – in 2009.

“Climate change is the biggest issue of our time and the most important thing we can do to fight it is to elect the right leaders,” said Marcia Bystryn, executive director of the Climate Action PAC. “By mobilizing dollars and voters, the Climate Action PAC will demonstrate that New York’s elected officials can no longer afford to give lip service to global warming. If politicians pursue an aggressive climate change agenda, we will give them our support. If not, we will help recycle them into another line of work.”

The Climate Action PAC’s new Web site – www.whatisnewyorkwaitingfor.com – calls on New York’s elected leaders to pursue a comprehensive energy plan that ensures the role of clean, renewable technologies. The Climate Action PAC will base its endorsements and financial support on legislators’ pursuit of this and other issues related to climate change, including congestion pricing, the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative and power-plant siting reform.

The official launch party for the Climate Action PAC will take place in New York City on Wednesday, March 19. New York City’s Deputy Mayor for Government Affairs, Kevin Sheekey, will be the event’s keynote speaker. For more information on the Climate Action PAC, call (212) 361-6350, ext. 206, or visit www.whatisnewyorkwaitingfor.com.

Via :: Press Release

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