The League of Conservation Voters (LCV) is a national non-profit organization that works to turn environmental values into national priorities. To secure the environmental future of our planet, LCV advocates for sound environmental policies, elects pro-environment candidates who will adopt and implement such policies, and provides state LCVs with the resources and tools to accomplish and sustain their mission.
The LCV family of organizations includes LCV, LCV Action Fund, LCV Victory Fund, and LCV Education Fund — as well as more than 30 state LCV partners around the country.
The Dirty Dozen
LCV’s trademark Dirty Dozen program targets candidates for Congress — regardless of party affiliation — who consistently vote against clean energy and conservation and are running in races in which LCV has a serious chance to affect the outcome. Since 1996, more than 60 percent of the Dirty Dozen have been defeated. Check back regularly for new additions to the 2012 Dirty Dozen.
LCV’s National Environmental Scorecard
For over 40 years, the National Environmental Scorecard issued by LCV has been the nationally accepted yardstick used to rate members of Congress on environmental, public health and energy issues.
The 2012 election season will be the most expensive in history, and pro-environment candidates will need to raise more money than ever to run hard-hitting, successful campaigns. There’s no doubt that corporate special interests will target pro-environmental champions — and their attacks will be relentless.
If you plan to donate to political candidates this year and you care about the environment, the best giving strategy is to “bundle” your contributions through GiveGreen. By “bundling” contributions from thousands of donors who care about conservation, LCV Action Fund provides candidates with financial support while signaling the power of the environmental movement. And you still receive full credit for your contribution.
State League of Conservation Voters
Over the last decade, LCV and state LCVs have developed a synergy in building political power at the grassroots level by organizing, training, and running layered campaigns that have led to policy victories at all levels of government. Our organizations complement and reinforce each other, with more than 30 state LCVsworking directly on state and local efforts and coordinating with LCV on national campaigns.