The Environmental League of Massachusetts Action Fund today endorsed Representative Jim Cantwell for State Reprehensive in the 4th Plymouth district, a credit to his commitment to environmental issues and his passion for public service. With critical issues of energy policy and environmental protection to be addressed in the next legislative session, the leadership of the ELM Action Fund believes it is important to return environmental champions like Representative Cantwell to the State House.
“We are proud to endorse Representative Cantwell because of his strong commitment to addressing environmental issues both in her district and across the Commonwealth,” said Joe O’Brien, ELM Action Fund Political Director. “He understands the importance of our state investing in clean energy, sustainable transportation and parks to help address climate change, create jobs, and build healthier communities."
Representative Cantwell is reliable when it comes to supporting renewable energy, like solar. He has also been vocal about the need for Massachusetts to improve its resiliency in the face of a changing climate.
Representative Cantwell was first elected to the Legislature in 2008 and in his tenure has been a leader on environmental issues. He recently earned a 99% on the ELM Action Fund’s 2015-2016 Legislative Scorecard. Representative Cantwell is facing a general election opponent in November. For more information about his campaign, please visit his web site at www.jimcantwell.com/.
The ELM Action Fund is a nonpartisan organization that helps pass laws that protect our environmental legacy, holds our elected officials accountable and works to build the political power of the environmental community. Last year the ELM Action Fund and the national League of Conservation Voters launched a new affiliation and an aggressive plan to flex the environmental community’s policy muscle in Massachusetts. This fall the ELM Action Fund and the ELM Action Fund PAC have been working to educate and mobilize voters in key legislative races across the state. To learn more about our work and our recent electoral victories go to www.elmaction.org/campaigns.