As a candidate running for state office for the first time, it was inspiring to see ELM’s willingness to jump into our race in Haverhill. To illustrate ELM’s tenacity and impact – the first time I met Joe in person was while he was already out in the field with a packet of doors to knock on for our campaign. Environmental justice and the economic gains of green energy were vital components of mobilizing people in our campaign. We couldn’t have successfully pushed that message without ELMs digital, mail, and canvassing support.
State Representative Andy Vargas
I am so thankful for the support of the ELM Action Fund and its members in my primary campaign for State Representative. I am passionate about energy policy and environmental protection, and as a first-time candidate the support from ELM Action Fund was monumental, including support on issues and messaging, strategic advice, voter contact through a member mailing and volunteer phone banking, and even GOTV election day support. I am so proud to have ELM Action Fund behind me as I continue on to a competitive general election, and to know that they’re out there fighting all over the state.
State Representative Natalie Higgins
The endorsement I received from the Environmental League of MA this past campaign cycle has meant the world to me and made a true difference in the campaign. I was honored to have their “stamp of approval”, but the team went several steps further in reaching out to like minded voters in my district with letters, phone calls, and actual boots on the ground. For a district so far from Boston, this is very unusual and highly valued. I know that I will work hard to keep the endorsement of ELM, not just because we are natural allies in advancing policy, but also because they clearly have my back.
State Representative Tricia Farley-Bouvier
One of the most effective aspects of our campaign was that voters heard from people they trusted on issues they cared about. One of the most successful efforts was by ELM, who called people concerned about the environment. When they personally told voters about my work, it was extremely convincing. A trusted source was affirming that I have worked on issues they care about: solar and wind energy, stopping gas pipelines, the Green Line Extension, the Mystic River. And we followed that up with our own flyer on those issues.
State Senator Pat Jehlen