WASHINGTON, DC—The League of Conservation Voters (LCV) Action Fund, which works to elect candidates who will implement sound environmental policies, announced today its endorsement of Emilio Huerta for Congress (CA-21). Huerta will fight to protect the air and water that Central Valley families depend on.
“Emilio Huerta has a long history of fighting for communities in the Central Valley, and there’s no doubt he will be the champion we need in Congress,” said LCV Action Fund President Gene Karpinski. “Huerta is committed to addressing the glaring disparities in public health – including protecting clean air and water quality issues facing Central Valley families. Through his professional experience and as the son of UFW co-founder Dolores Huerta, he understands the dangers of pesticides to farmworkers and our environment and will fight for commonsense protections.”
“I am honored to be endorsed by the League of Conservation Voters Action Fund,” said Emilio Huerta. “I look forward to working together to improve the air and water quality in the Central Valley and protect the public health of working families.”
Emilio Huerta was born and raised in California’s Central Valley and has worked as a civil rights attorney and as a national representative for the United Farm Workers Union. He has represented farmworkers throughout California and helped them win the right to organize and collectively bargain. He has also worked as general counsel for the Cesar Chavez Foundation where he helped promote affordable housing.
Huerta is featured on LCV Action Fund’s GiveGreen website, the only bundling website devoted exclusively to raising money for environmental champions for federal office.
About LCV Action Fund
The League of Conservation Voters Action Fund (LCVAF), the connected federal political action committee (PAC) of the League of Conservation Voters, works to elect candidates who will implement sound environmental laws and policies, and defeat those who stand in the way of progress. Since the 1994 election cycle, LCVAF has helped elect and re-elect 69 U.S. Senators and 306 members of the U.S. House of Representatives. In the 2013-2014 election cycle, LCVAF endorsed over 70 candidates and raised and donated almost $6 million dollars via GiveGreen. Over the last several years, our efforts have also helped elevate climate change and clean energy as critical issues in key elections.
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