Friday, August 4, 2017

The New York League of Conservation Voters Announces 2017 Endorsements for New York City

 NYLCV has announced its roster of endorsements in New York City for the 2017 election cycle. Each year, NYLCV develops candidate questionnaires that detail its policy priorities for fighting climate change, conserving land and water and protecting public health. This year, NYLCV received 86 questionnaires and made 36 endorsements in New York City. The screening process also included interviews of candidates by NYLCV's New York City Chapter Board, which then made recommendations. These recommendations were given final approval by NYLCV's State Board of Directors. 

Questionnaires of endorsed candidates are available on NYLCV's website, found within each candidate's profile page.

NYLCV is the only non-partisan statewide environmental organization in New York State that uses the power of endorsements to hold elected officials accountable for progress on environmental priorities. 

"Officials in Washington are responding to climate change by burying their heads in the sand so cities must fill the vacuum and lead. These candidates represent both our most dedicated allies and an exciting group of new environmental leaders who will be champions for New York City. We are confident that collectively, they can continue to implement the goals of OneNYC, conserve our clean water and open spaces and protect our public health, particularly in the most vulnerable communities," said Marcia Bystryn, President of the New York League of Conservation Voters

CountyFirst NameLast NameOffice / PositionDistrictNYC Council Scorecard Term Average
CitywideBillde BlasioMayor n/a
CitywideLetitiaJamesPublic Advocate n/a
CitywideScottStringerComptroller n/a
BronxRubenDiaz, Jr.Borough President n/a
BronxAndrewCohenCity Council11
BronxMarjorieVelazquezCity Council13
BronxRitchieTorresCity Council15

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