The Environmental League of Massachusetts Action Fund today endorsed Representative Lori Ehrlich of Marblehead for reelection in the 8th Essex District, a credit to her work on behalf of the environment in the Legislature the last two years.
With critical issues of energy policy and environmental protection to be addresses in the next legislative session, the leadership of the ELM Action Fund believes it is important to return proven environmental champions like Ehrlich to the House Chamber.
“Representative Ehrlich 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. “Representative Ehrlich has been an environmental champion in the House, leading the way to get gas leaks fixed and urging a transition away from fossil fuels and toward clean energy. She also helped lead efforts to prevent Massachusetts ratepayers from footing the bill for unneeded gas pipeline infrastructure.”
First elected to the State House of Representatives in 2008, Ehrlich is up for reelection this year and is facing no opponents. For more information about her campaign, please visit her web page at loriehrlich.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.
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.