June 12, 2012
Contact: Dan Hendrick, (212) 361-6350 ext. 206
A strong voice for the environment
is needed now more than ever in Washington
NEW YORK -- The New York League of Conservation Voters has announced its endorsement of Assemblywoman Grace Meng for the newly drawn 6th Congressional District in Queens.
Grace Meng, center, has the right combination of experience and vision to represent New York's Sixth District in Congress.NYLCV is the only statewide environmental organization that uses the power of endorsements to elect environmental leaders -- fighting for renewable energy, clean air and water and open space are among the group's top priorities
Marcia Bystryn, NYLCV's president, said, "Assemblywoman Grace Meng's leadership in Albany shows that she cares deeply about protecting the environment and creating green jobs. Grace understands the need to put clean water and air as a top priority, and should be the clear choice for voters in the sixth district."
Assemblywoman Meng welcomed the endorsement, saying, "I am honored to receive the support of the New York League of Conservation Voters because I share their commitment to protecting our environment and ensuring that children growing up in Queens have clean water, clean air and safe and accessible parks. Whether it is making sure that our drinking water is safe from fracking or making investments in the clean-energy jobs of tomorrow, I look forward to working with the NYLCV on these important issues throughout my campaign for Congress and as a member of the House of Representatives."
NYLCV's endorsement comes on the heels of Assemblywoman Meng's endorsement from Congressman Gary Ackerman, who is retiring from the seat that Assemblywoman Meng is contesting. Congressman Ackerman repeatedly scored higher than 90% on League of Conservation Voters rankings.