The Mark UP

NRDC Action Fund endorses Deborah Ross for U.S. Senate

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact: Denis Dison, NRDC Action Fund | [email protected], (202) 717-8293

WASHINGTON (October 19, 2016) — The NRDC Action Fund today announced its endorsement of Deborah Ross in the race for the U.S. Senate in North Carolina, citing her strong environmental record and the need for a pro-environment majority in Washington.

“North Carolinians need a senator who will be a champion for a healthier future for our kids and their children. Deborah Ross understands we can build that future and create good jobs for North Carolina by welcoming the clean energy economy and fighting to protect clean air and safe water,” said Kevin Curtis, executive director of the NRDC Action Fund. “Senator Burr has repeatedly sided with big polluters instead of his constituents. In 2015, the League of Conservation Voters gave Burr a shockingly low 4% rating, meaning he voted against the environment nearly every chance he got. That’s an abysmal record, and the people of North Carolina deserve better.”

Ross becomes the fourteenth Senate candidate endorsed by the NRDC Action Fund during this political cycle. The group also made its first-ever presidential endorsement in May, backing Hillary Clinton in her historic race for the White House.

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Note to reporters/editors: The NRDC Action Fund’s full legal name is “the NRDC Action Fund.” It is an affiliated but separate organization from NRDC (the Natural Resources Defense Council). As a 501(c)(4) nonprofit organization, the NRDC Action Fund engages in various advocacy and political activities for which NRDC, a 501(c)(3) organization, faces certain legal limitations or restrictions.

The NRDC Action Fund’s mission is to build political support in the United States for protecting the planet and its people. We mobilize influential constituencies, experts, community leaders and others to directly advocate for clean air and water, public health, biodiversity, and a stable climate. We support candidates who stand up for environmental protection, and we expose those who side with polluters rather than the public good. www.nrdcactionfund.org