The Environmental League of Massachusetts Action Fund today endorsed Senate President Stanley Rosenberg, D- Amherst, for reelection in the Hampshire, Franklin and Worcester State Senate district, a credit to his work on behalf of the environment in the Legislature the last two years.
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 return proven environmental champions like Rosenberg to the Senate Chamber.
“Senate President Rosenberg 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. “Under his leadership, the State Senate has passed a strong pro-environment agenda, include passing an historic, comprehensive clean energy bill. He has also advanced legislation that protects communities from the impacts of climate change, and promotes smart growth practices to preserve open space and to enable sustainable growth of our communities.”
First elected to the House of Representatives in 1991, Rosenberg is up for reelection this year and is running against a Republican opponent in the general election on November 8th. For more information about his campaign, please visit his web page at www.stanrosenberg.com.
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.