The League of Conservation Voters (LCV) Action Fund, which works to elect candidates who will implement sound environmental policies, announced today its endorsement of Marc Veasey for the U.S. House of Representatives in Texas' 33rd District. Veasey has championed environmental issues throughout his career in the state legislature.
"We need Marc Veasey's environmental leadership in the United States House of Representatives. He's fought for environmental priorities like clean air and clean water for years in the state legislature and he will be an outstanding advocate in Congress. LCV Action Fund is proud to endorse Marc Veasey," said LCV Action Fund President Gene Karpinski.
"I am humbled and honored to receive the endorsement of the League of Conservation Voters. For far too long, Texas has had the shameful distinction of leading the nation in dirtiest air and water," said Veasey. "Making progress from the Texas Legislature has been difficult but I look forward to attacking the problem with renewed vigor from the United States House of Representatives."
"Marc Veasey had an outstanding environmental voting record in the State House. Dallas Fort Worth needs strong leadership Congress to support the Clean Air Act and protect vital public health safeguards for our cities. We are thrilled the League of Conservation Voters Action Fund has endorsed Marc Veasey in this race," said David Weinberg, Executive Director of the Texas League of Conservation Voters.
During his career in the state legislature, Veasey has been a champion for environmental issues as a member of the Environmental Regulation Committee. As Chairman of the House Democratic Caucus, Veasey was instrumental in leading the fight against Governor Rick Perry's attempts to skirt federal environmental regulations and reward his special interest friends.
Marc Veasey is featured on LCV Action Fund's GiveGreen website, http://www.givegreen.com, the only bundling website devoted exclusively to raising money for environmental champions and candidates.