Be a Clean Water Voter - Pennsylvania Endorsements 2020

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Clean Water Action is proud to announce our slate of endorsed candidates for the General Election on Tuesday, November 3rd. To find your polling location click here

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SOUTHEAST

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Brian Fitzpatrick for US Congress, District 1

Given the PFAS contamination issues in the district, Brian remains focused on establishing strong standards for regulating the chemicals, holding polluters accountable, and ensuring that all Americans have access to safe drinking water.

 

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Madeline Dean for US Congress, District 4

Madeline knows a better future means making sure we have a planet to pass on to future generations which is why she remains committed joining the Paris Environmental Agreement and addressing environmental injustice in predominantly low-income, minority communities.

 

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Mary Gay Scanlon for US Congress, District 5

Mary Gay  has made addressing lead contamination in drinking water, particularly in public spaces such as schools, a priority by fighting for mandatory testing, increased infrastructure funding, and tax credits to improve municipal water supplies.

 

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Chrissy Houlahan for US Congress, District 6

Chrissy has been an advocate for water conservation and has supported efforts to help with abandoned mine reclamation that will help keep clean “downstream” waters like the Schuylkill and Susquehanna Rivers that we all enjoy.

 

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Susan Wild for US Congress, District 7

Susan knows climate change is the existential threat of our time which is why she’s advocated for tax incentives that encourage innovative and climate-forward technologies that will also produce quality high-paying jobs.

 

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Matt Cartwright for US Congress, 8th District

Matt carries a 100% environmental voting record which he earned through his support for combatting  climate change and being a leader in cleaning up toxic acid mine drainage from our rivers and streams.

 

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Carolyn Comitta for State Senate, 19th District

Carolyn believes in ensuring we have a healthy planet to pass on to future generations, including through taking steps to reduce carbon pollution from Pennsylvania’s electric power sector at least 90% by 2040.

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Marlene Katz for State Representative, 29th District

Marlene is concerned about the repercussions from regulation rollbacks and lack of enforcement of existing protections. She’ll work toward making sure our water systems are safe and finding solutions for the PFAS crisis.

 

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Wendy Ullman for State Representative, 143rd District

A lifelong environmentalist and tireless advocate, Wendy is passionate about supporting incentivizes for solar, wind, and smart grid technology to grow our economy, reduce pollution, protect public health, and create numerous stable, high paying jobs.

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Nancy Guenst for State Representative, 152nd District

As Mayor of Hatboro Borough, Nancy helped create an Environmental Advisory Board to oversee ways the community can become more environmentally friendly. In Harrisburg, she’ll make sure more resources are devoted to helping residents whose health and drinking water has been contaminated by toxic PFAS chemicals.

 

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Danielle Friel Otten for State Representative, District 155

A proven fighter who's protecting our communities from unmitigated environmental risks by introducing legislation to demand greater accountability, oversight, and justice for communities that are affected by the construction of the Mariner East and other pipeline projects. 

 

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Dianne Herrin for State Representative, 156th District

Dianne is a vocal leader in the fight to reduce single-use plastic bags that pollute our neighborhoods and increase our reliance on fracking. She’ll user her experience as a professional energy consultant to lead Pennsylvania workers away from dirty energy into green jobs.

 

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Anton Andrew for State Representative, 160th District

A strong advocate for low-income communities and communities of color disproportionately impacted by pollution, Anton will take his experience fighting to increase investment in clean energy and keep our air and water clean to Harrisburg.

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Jennifer O’Mara for State Representative, 165th District

Recognized as one of the country’s most accessible legislators, Jen protected residents from major storms by securing funding for green infrastructure projects in Radnor and brought back thousands in state money to maintain and preserve local parks.

 

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Greg Vitale for State Representative, 166th District

The leading environmental voice in Harrisburg who has a 97% lifetime enviromental voting record and continues to work to hold the oil and gas industry accountable.

 

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Joe Hohenstein for State Representative, 177th District

An alum of Clean Water Action who’s committed to addressing lead contamination of our neighborhoods and drinking water and expanding access to natural resources by supporting state funding for the Bridesburg Park that is planned for the Delaware riverfront.

 

CENTRAL

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Eugene DePasquale for United States Congress, District 10 

A legacy of fighting for the environment that includes pushing for incentives for clean energy projects while in the State House and assessing fracking's impact on drinking water as Auditor General. In Congress, he'll work to improve stream buffers to protect the Susquehanna River from pollution. 

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George Scott for State Senate, 15th District

George will draw on his leadership experience as a U.S. Army officer and community pastor to ensure the industrial wastewater, runoff, and poor management that have threatened the Susquehanna River are addressed.

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Patty Smith for State Representative, 104th District

Patty will be a Harrisburg watchdog- fighting to protect Pennsylvania’s natural resources by calling for accountability of fracking operations. She’ll also help Pennsylvania lead the way on climate change by advocating investment in renewable energy and boosting our electric capability.

 

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Brittney Rodas for State Representative, 105th District

Brittney will work to address poor air quality, ensure stronger oversight of development to better preserve green spaces and shift from subsidizing dirty energy sources towards proposals that would create good-paying jobs through green energy investment.

 

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Lindsay Drew for State Representative, 106th District

Bringing the voices of everyday Pennsylvanians to the forefront in Harrisburg, Lindsay will advocate for smart solutions to improve air quality and expand public transportation through environmentally conscious infrastructure.

 

SOUTHWEST

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Mike Doyle for United States Congress, District 18

An influential and reliable voice in Washington D.C. whose 100% environmental voting record on our last two scorecards demonstrates that protecting the environment has been one of his top priorities. If re-elected, he'll continue supporting policies like the CLEAN Future Act that will get our nation to a 100% clean energy economy by 2050.

 

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Sara Innamorato for State Representative, 21st District

Prioritizing Pennsylvanians' health over corporate profits, she brings environmental concerns into dialogue with family-sustaining jobs and will continue to work to improve air quality for all and move us towards sustainable green future.

 

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Emily Skopov for State Representative, 28th District

As someone who founded a non-profit based on the principles of reuse and recycling, Emily is dedicated to ensuring that every Pennsylvanian can enjoy their constitutional right to clean air, pure water, and the preservation of our natural resources.



 

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Jessica Benham for State Representative, District 36

A next generation leader for the environment who'll fight for state investments in green infrastructure to provide resources for projects that solve flooding issues that impact residents’ lives.

 

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Lissa Geiger Shulman for State Representative, 30th District 

A new environmental voice for Harrisburg who'll end tax giveaways to petrochemical companies and support state regulations to control methane emissions, a greenhouse gas that contributes to climate change.

 

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Nick Pisciottano for State Representative, 38th District

If elected, he’ll advocate for improving transportation infrastructure, reducing pollution along the Monongahela River and protecting our firefighters from toxic PFAS chemicals through implementing a buyback program of contaminated firefighting foam.

 

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Dan Miller for State Representative, 40th District

Dan continually seeks to put the health and well-being of Pennsylvanians first, including introducing legislation that would require disclose of what chemicals are used in the fracking and advocating for financial resources to improve and repair critical water and sewer infrastructure.

 

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Michelle Knoll for State Representative, 44th District

Doing right by us, Michelle is committed to fighting for clean air and water by fully funding and staffing the Department of Environmental Protection. As a lifelong educator, she will also help safeguard our children's future from harmful lead hazards.

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Byron Timmins for State Representative, 46th District

Bryon knows that public transit investment is not only important in reducing climate pollution but is a critical lifeline for many seniors, people with disabilities and low income workers. That’s why he’ll support renewing dedicated state funding that helps the Port Authority of Allegheny County.

 

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Michael Badges- Canning for State Representative, 64th District

Michael knows that legacy pollution from the oil boom taints our drinking water and fouls our soil. He’ll fight to hold corporations accountable- forcing them to pay to clean up their messes and restore the damage done to our communities.

 

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Kristine Howard for State Representative, 167th District

Kristine is working strenuously to preserve open spaces at the state and local levels to ensure over-development and the increased traffic congestion it causes doesn't negatively affect our habitat, wetlands, natural waterways and air quality.

 

 

PRESIDENT

A vote for Biden/Harris is a vote for Clean Water

Joe Biden for President and Kamala Harris for Vice President

Clean Water Action is also proudly endorsing and supporting Joe Biden for President and Kamala Harris for Vice President. Joe Biden and Kamala Harris will use the power of the federal government to fight environmental injustice. They have committed to holding polluters accountable for the damage they do to communities. Biden and Harris will restore our country’s global role in addressing climate change and has committed to significant investments in clean energy and to aggressive reductions in climate change emissions. They are committed to critical democracy reforms to ensure that people and community voices are not drowned out by money in politics, lack of ballot access, and ethics problems. For more information, visit www.cleanwater.org/biden.

Clean Water Action has a grassroots membership of over 150,000 members in New Jersey. In previous years, we have utilized our professional field organizers to knock on hundreds of thousands of doors in priority districts. This year, we will be employing new digital tools, social media outreach, and member communications in the targeted districts as well as phone banks and traditional media to get the word out about our preferred pro-environment candidates.

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Clean Water Action is responsible for the content of this independent expenditure. It is not coordinated with or approved by the candidate or candidate committee. For more information, please contact elections2020@cleanwater.org.

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