LCV is a national leading environmental advocacy group and it joins a growing list of progressive groups supporting Joe Neguse in his bid for Colorado’ 2nd Congressional District.
Today, Joe Neguse, former CU Regent for the 2nd Congressional District, announced he has earned the endorsement of the League of Conservation Voters Action Fund. Neguse, 33, is running to succeed Congressman Jared Polis in Colorado’s 2nd Congressional District, and if elected, would become the first African-American ever elected to Congress from the state of Colorado in its 141-year history.
“He is part of the new generation leading the way to create a clean energy economy, prioritize racial justice and implement an equitable political process essential for our democracy. We need voices like Joe Neguse’s now more than ever and we are excited to endorse him in this historic campaign.” said LCV Action Fund Senior Vice President of Government Affairs Tiernan Sittenfeld.
“Joe Neguse has long been a powerful ally of the environmental movement here in Colorado, by helping thousands of young people register to vote and promoting renewable energy in our state,” said Carrie Curtiss, Acting Executive Director of Conservation Colorado. ”
Neguse has also gained the support of Democracy for America and many local environmental leaders, including Boulder Mayor Suzanne Jones, Summit County Commissioner Dan Gibbs, Leslie Glustrom the Director of Research at Clean Energy Action, and the entire Democratic state-legislative delegations of Boulder, Broomfield, Clear Creek, Gilpin, Summit, Grand, and Larimer Counties.
“When I announced my campaign, I said that tackling climate change was one of the central reasons I got into this race, which is why LCV’s endorsement means so much to me” said Neguse. “Our climate is at grave risk, and a new generation of leaders must tackle this problem head on. That means taking bold action on renewable and clean energy and protecting the incredible public lands in the 2nd Congressional District and beyond.” said Neguse.
If elected, Neguse, 33, would be one of the youngest members of Congress. Neguse is an attorney who previously served as a member of the University of Colorado-Board of Regents, representing the 2nd Congressional District for six years from 2009 through 2015. He also co-founded New Era Colorado, the state’s largest youth voter registration and mobilization organization.