Matt Cartwright today received the League of Conservation Voters (LCV) Action Fund endorsement, reinforcing his position as the leading Democrat in the race for Pennsylvania's 17th Congressional District just one week prior to the April 24th primary election. The LCV Action Fund is yet another organization to support Cartwright's candidacy as the campaign continues to mount support from the environmental, business and organized labor communities.
"The LCV Action Fund endorsement is a significant statement from the environmental community that my platform balances the need for economic development and job creation with protecting our precious natural resources," said Matt Cartwright after receiving the organization's support. "I am proud that so many groups from different perspectives -- environmentalists, business leaders and union activists -- have backed my candidacy and I look forward to fighting for their values in Congress," continued Cartwright.
The LCV Action Fund specifically praises Cartwright's principled position on natural gas extraction noting his stance to ensure that the process is conducted in a scientifically sound manner to safeguard our drinking water from preventable pollution.
"Matt Cartwright has fought to hold corporate polluters accountable to protect Pennsylvanians from the hazardous chemicals released in natural gas extraction," said LCV Action Fund President Gene Karpinski. "LCV Action Fund is proud to endorse Matt Cartwright because he understands that the policies needed to grow America's economy and keep our competitive edge are the same policies that will protect the air we breathe and the water we drink for generations to come."
Matt Cartwright is a Democrat, running for Congress in the 17th Congressional District, which now includes parts of Carbon, Lackawanna, Luzerne, Monroe and Northampton Counties, as well as all of Schuylkill County. Cartwright is running for Congress to bring jobs to Northeast Pennsylvania, and make sure that corporations and wealthy Americans pay their fair share of taxes.