The Environmental League of Massachusetts Action Fund today endorsed Representative Stephan Hay, D- Fitchburg, for reelection in the 3rd Worcester State House of Representatives district, a credit to his work on behalf of the environment in the Legislature.
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 Hay to the House Chamber.
“Representative Hay 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.
“Preserving the natural resources of Massachusetts is more than a duty. It is an honor,” said Representative Hay. “I am thrilled to work with the Environmental League of Massachusetts to protect our environment and to drive political action to insure that present and future generations of this great Commonwealth enjoy, thrive and live in a state dedicated to that noble purpose.”
First elected to the State House of Representatives in a special election in March of 2016, Hay is up for reelection this year and is facing a challenger in the Democratic primary on September 8th.
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.
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.