Posted on Thursday, August 30, 2012
California State Senator Alan Lowenthal '62 is making progress in his campaign for the U.S. House of Representatives in California's 47th district. Lowenthal, who is known as one of California's most effective advocates for education, jobs, and the environment, has lived in the community for more than 40 years and campaigns on a platform dedicated to improving the air quality in California.
As a result of his fierce efforts toward improving the environment, Lowenthal has been honored by several environmental advocacy groups, including the California League of Conservation Voters, the Sierra Club, the Planning and Conservation League, and the California Coastal Commission.
Earlier this year, the League of Conservation Voters (LCV) announced its endorsement of Lowenthal.
At Hobart, Lowenthal earned a B.A. in psychology, was a member of Beta Sigma Tau, Interfraternity Council, and on the staff of the Herald, and the Echo and Pine.
The press release issued by the LCV follows.
LCV Action Fund Endorses Alan Lowenthal for Congress in California's 47th District
League of Conservative Voters Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC - Today the League of Conservation Voters (LCV) Action Fund, which works to elect candidates who will implement sound environmental policies, announced its endorsement of Alan Lowenthal for the U.S. House of Representatives in California's 47th district.
"Alan Lowenthal has been a stalwart environmental supporter throughout his political career, and has led the charge in cleaning up the Ports of L.A. and Long Beach with new transportation infrastructure and reduced air pollution," said LCV Action Fund President Gene Karpinski. "LCV Action Fund is proud to endorse Alan Lowenthal for Congress because he has proven that a clean, healthy community can boost our economy and spark job creation, and he will be a strong environmental ally as Representative of California's 47th district."
California State Senator Lowenthal is widely known as one of the most effective champions for California's environment, having earned a lifetime score of 96% on California League of Conservation Voters' California Environmental Scorecard during his 14 years in the state legislature.
"Senator Alan Lowenthal has worked tirelessly on behalf of his constituents in leading the effort to reduce the millions of tons of pollutants released into our air at our state's ports, thereby improving air quality, reducing pollution-related diseases that impact thousands of lives, and creating green jobs," said Sarah Rose, CEO at CLCV. "As a member of Congress, he'll stand up to big polluters and work hard to advance the clean energy economy and to protect our air, water, land, and our most precious resource: our people."
"I first ran for public office to clean up the pollution in the port of Los Angeles twenty years ago, and I haven't stopped fighting for our environment since," said Alan Lowenthal. "I'm proud to be endorsed by the League of Conservation Voters Action Fund, and I look forward to working with LCV and CLCV to bring strong environmental legislation to Congress. Together, we can encourage the emerging green industries that will provide "green collar" jobs for Californians, clean up the pollution that threatens the health of our citizens, and protect the neighborhoods, coastline, and air of the 47th district."
Alan Lowenthal 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.