Powerful environmental organizations the Sierra Club and EnviroVoters (also known as California Environmental Voters) issues strong endorsements of Congressman Jimmy Gomez
Los Angeles, April 6, 2022 – As a leader in the fight to combat climate change and protect the environment, Congressman Jimmy Gomez rolled out new endorsements from the Sierra Club and EnviroVoters, specifically citing his work as an original co-sponsor of the landmark Green New Deal and other climate legislation.
The Sierra Club, the most enduring and one of the most high profile grassroots environmental organizations in the country, amplified Congressman Gomez’s environmental record, saying:
“From acting with urgency on our current climate crisis as an original co-sponsor of the Green New Deal and the Climate Emergency Act, to his work protecting open spaces and natural resources in authoring the Transit to Trails Act, Congressman Gomez is a stalwart defender of our environment, and the Sierra Club is proud to endorse him for re-election this year.” – Marlene Esquivel, Sierra Club Angeles Chapter polcom co-chair
Additionally, EnviroVoters – formerly the California League of Conservation Voters – issued a strong endorsement of Congressman Gomez as a champion of environmental and climate justice:
“We are proud to support Jimmy Gomez’s re-election to congress. As an original co-sponsor of and vocal advocate for the Green New Deal, and a critical ally on landmark bills like the Great American Outdoors Act, Congressman Gomez has a long and proven track record fighting for a sustainable climate and clean energy future. At a time when progress continues to be stifled in DC, Congressman Gomez is the champion for the environment that we need,” said Mike Young, Political Director of California Environmental Voters.
The Gomez campaign also noted his lengthy history of legislative action on the environment and climate change. Besides being an original co-sponsor of the Green New Deal, his environmental record includes:
- Lead Cosponsor on the Climate Solutions Act of 2019
- Sponsoring the Affordable EVs for Working Families Act
- Sponsoring the Home Energy Savings Act and the New Home Energy Efficiency Act
- Cosponsoring, California Clean Coast Act
- Securing funding for the Los Angeles River Restoration Project
- Other co-sponsored legislation includes: Prioritizing Energy-Efficient Renewables Act, No Drilling in Our Backyards Act, and the San Gabriel Mountains Forever Act of 2017.
Adding powerful environmental groups to his growing list of supporters showcases the strength of Congressman Gomez’ campaign across the entire spectrum of the progressive movement and the Democratic Party, and further burnishes his appeal among a wide coalition of voters.