The Environmental League of Massachusetts Action Fund today endorsed Mike Toole, D-Norton, for election in the First Bristol State House of Representatives district.
With critical issues of energy policy and environmental protection currently being debated in the Legislature, the leadership of the ELM Action Fund believes it is important to elect environmental champions like Toole to the House Chamber.
“Mike Toole 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,” said ELM Action Fund Political Director Joe O’Brien. “He also will support efforts to prevent ratepayers from subsidizing unnecessary gas pipelines and supports efforts to address the impacts of climate change on the Commonwealth.”
For more information about Toole’s campaign, please visit his web page at www.votetoole.com. This spring, Toole’s opponent, Representative Jay Barrows was named one of ELM’s “Dirty Dozen,” which highlighted legislators with the worst voting records on environmental protection.
The ELM Action Fund helps pass laws that protect our environmental legacy, holds our elected officials accountable and works to help build the political power of the environmental community.
This fall, the ELM Action Fund will be working to educate and mobilize voters in key legislative races across the state. To support this work, the ELM Action Fund has created two new entities to help elect candidates, the ELM Action Fund Independent Expenditure PAC and the ELM Action Fund State PAC.
Last fall, 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. The groups have backed pro-environment state lawmakers in special elections, begun rolling out its “dirty dozen” lawmakers with the lowest environmental ratings and continued its strong advocacy on key issues this legislative session.