SAN PEDRO, CA —Earning support from a widely respected national environmental organization, today United States Rep. Janice Hahn secured a sought-after endorsement from the Sierra Club.
Recognized as one of the nation’s oldest and most effective environmental grassroots organizations, the Sierra Club's endorsement cements Rep. Hahn's status as a champion of environmental protection.
In a statement released by the Sierra Club, Howard Strauss, Chair of the Sierra Club’s Angeles Chapter LA County Political Committee said:
“We know from our experience with her on the LA City Council, as well as in Congress, that Janice Hahn will be a champion for the environment on the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors. We look forward to working with her as a true partner on important issues of land-use; public transit; protection of significant ecological areas; as well as creating and protecting public parkland; and offering more sensible alternatives to the rampant overdevelopment in Marina del Rey, which was created as a recreational asset for the public, not a bank for developers.”
Marcia Hanscom, a member of the Sierra Club Angeles Chapter Executive Committee and Chair of the Club’s Ballona Wetlands Restoration Committee added:
“We are especially pleased with Janice Hahn’s strong commitment to decreasing the use of fossil fuels, as evidenced by her personal driving of an electric vehicle; her pledge to continue championing environmental justice issues throughout the county, and her commitment to oppose the current, mechanized bulldozing plans to alter habitat at the Ballona Wetlands - habitat that is essential for endangered species and other imperiled wildlife."
Upon receiving word of the endorsement, Rep. Janice Hahn said:
“I am thrilled to have the support of the Sierra Club. They are a national leader in the environmental protection movement, and I look forward to working with them to make the County of Los Angeles a greener, cleaner and safer place to live. Throughout my career, I have been an advocate for environmental protection from greening the ports to working to reduce pollution in neighborhoods. At the County, I will work to continue my efforts by protecting and expanding our open green space, investing more in smart mass transit projects, making alternative forms of transit safer and more accessible, and pushing to ensure we conserve water locally as we grapple with this unprecedented drought. With the Sierra Club as a partner and an ally, I know this is possible.”
Just this week the National Women's Political Caucus (NWPC) Los Angeles County and the San Pedro Democratic Club both backed Rep. Hahn's campaign.
Since the inception of her campaign, Rep. Janice Hahn has earn unprecedented support among business, labor, Democrats and Republicans, local, state and federal elected leaders, neighborhood council members, community activists, women’s groups, environmentalists, and concerned residents.
For a full list of Rep. Janice Hahn’s endorsements, please visit www.JaniceHahn.com.
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