For Immediate Release:
Thursday, May 18, 2023
Lee Francis | Deputy Director
Virginia League of Conservation Voters
(434) 989-3197 | firstname.lastname@example.org
Environmental group notes candidate’s ongoing leadership on conservation issues in making pre-primary endorsement
RICHMOND – Today, the Virginia League of Conservation Voters officially endorsed the election bid of Bob Shippee for House District 57, ahead of must-win elections this fall for the future of environmental protections in Virginia. Shippee’s endorsement comes ahead of the June Democratic primary and is among Virginia LCV’s first endorsements of the 2023 cycle.
“Bob Shippee is one of the most well-regarded environmentalists working for a better Virginia in the General Assembly, and has played a key role in securing cleaner air and water, and a safe and healthy environment for all Virginians. We endorsed Bob’s candidacy because we know that, as a delegate, he’ll make environmental protection his top priority at a time when we need environmental leadership more than ever,” said Michael Town, executive director of the Virginia League of Conservation Voters.
“I’ve spent years fighting for clean energy and environmental protection, and receiving this endorsement from such a highly-respected conservation organization is truly humbling,” said Bob Shippee, candidate for House District 57. “The Virginia League of Conservation Voters has been a powerful force in advancing environmental and climate solutions in the legislature, and I’ll be a proud partner with them as we build on those successes.”
With all 140 seats on the ballot in newly drawn legislative districts, the 2023 elections for the General Assembly will determine whether Governor Youngkin will be able to push forward his attacks on climate action and environment protection during the second half of his term.
Virginia LCV will be working hard this cycle to regain a bicameral “Conservation Majority” at the legislature committed to blocking Youngkin’s regressive vision for Virginia and protecting clean air, clean water, and a healthy environment for all Virginians.
The Virginia League of Conservation Voters serves as the political voice of the state’s conservation community, working to make sure Virginia’s elected officials recognize that our natural heritage is an environmental and economic treasure for all. Virginia LCV works with conservation leaders across Virginia and strives for a conservation majority in state government. We secure good public policies on the state level and hold public officials accountable for their positions on environmental issues. For more information, visit www.valcv.org.