Be a Clean Water Voter - Virginia Endorsements 2022

Clean Water Virginia Congressional Endorsements Fall 2022

The 2022 elections present a huge opportunity to re-elect pro-environment leaders who will help advance clean water and renewable energy priorities in Congress. We need leaders who will protect our communities and natural resources. Virginia voters like you will make the difference in the outcome of races that will affect control of the U.S. House of Representatives.

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Choose Clean Water Leaders, Tuesday November 8

Clean Water Voters must make their voices heard this year. Make sure you have a plan to vote and make sure your friends and family are ready too. For Virginians who love clean water and take action to protect our health and environment the choice is clear:

Vote Elaine Luria - District 2
Clean Water Legislative Score: 100%

Congresswoman Luria is fighting to ensure we all have access to clean air and drinking water. Protecting the Chesapeake Bay is among her top priorities. Representative Luria introduced the bipartisan Chesapeake Bay Program Reauthorization Act to secure funding for crucial Environmental Protection Agency cleanup efforts in the Bay watershed, and has helped Virginia secure nearly $360.8 million from the Land, Water & Conservation Fund, supporting projects in the Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge, the Eastern Shore National Wildlife Refuge, and Virginia battlefields like Yorktown.

Vote Abigail Spanberger - District 7
Clean Water Legislative Score: 100%

Congresswoman Spanberger's election in 2018 made her the first Democratic representative of the district since 1971. Representative Spanberger has dedicated herself to growing the economy and protecting the environment. The Bay generates $33 billion in economic value annually and hosts one of the most important sites for ecological diversity in North America. As Chair of the Conservation and Forestry Subcommittee, Congresswoman Spanberger has been a proud voice for farmers investing in conservation practices that are both beneficial for Virginia’s environment and our region’s economy. Her leadership along with Virginia’s record of restoring the Chesapeake Bay while being one of the best states for business and recreation shows how compatible these goals are.

Vote Don Beyer - District 8
Clean Water Legislative Score: 100%

Congressman Beyer is a long time clean water champion and a strong voice standing up to polluter interests. As a member of the House Committees on Ways and Means and Science, Space, and Technology, and as co-Chairman of the Safe Climate Caucus, he has dedicated himself to leaving this world better than we inherited it and keeping Virginia and our country moving forward by making smart investments that lower costs to the American taxpayer while protecting the air, land, and water.

Vote Jennifer Wexton - District 10
Clean Water Legislative Score: 100%

Congresswoman Wexton has served the people of Northern Virginia and Shenandoah Valley for nearly two decades, and has worked to protect open space, invest in sustainable transportation and clean energy technology, and defend streams and wetlands across Virginia and the nation. As a member of the Sustainable Energy & Environment Coalition, she has dedicated herself to fighting climate change, protecting our air and water, promoting renewable energy and environmental justice, and prioritizing pro-environment legislation, like the Inflation Reduction Act – the most consequential piece of legislation Congress has ever passed to tackle the threat of climate change and promote clean energy.

Vote Gerry Connelly - District 11
Clean Water Legislative Score: 100%

Congressman Connelly has been a leading voice for clean water and renewable energy for decades. As a co-Chairman of the U.S. House of Representatives Sustainable Energy and Environment Caucus, Congressman Connolly plays a leadership role in efforts to protect the Chesapeake Bay and push for investments in sustainable infrastructure — helping pass the largest investment in clean energy in American history.

Make your voice heard on Tuesday, November 8

You know how vital clean water is to our economy and our health and quality of life. On November 8th, your vote will help sustain momentum for a cleaner and greener Virginia. That is why a vote for Virginia’s environmental leaders is a vote for Congress to protect clean water and act on climate.

If you haven’t submitted your absentee ballot yet, we recommend that you submit your ballot at a drop off box or at your County elections office instead of by mail. Make your voice count and be a #CleanWaterVoter! For more information on finding your drop off box location or voting in person, visit www.vote411.org.
 
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