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About LCV

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, provides the state LCVs with the resources and tools to accomplish and sustain their mission.

  • Through our National Environmental Scorecardand Presidential Report Card we inform the public about the most important environmental legislation of the past Congressional session and show them how their own and other representatives voted.
  • We run tough and effective campaigns to defeat anti-environment candidates, and support those leaders who stand up for a clean, healthy future for America.  
  • We educate the public, build coalitions, promote grassroots power, and train the next generation of environmental leaders as part of our grassroots efforts.

The LCV Family of Organizations includes LCV, LCV Action Fund, LCV Accountability Project, and LCV Education Fund.

Informing the Public about the Most Important Environmental Legislation
LCV produces the
National Environmental Scorecard and Presidential Report Card, the two authoritative records of how members of Congress and the Administration handle the most important environmental issues before them. The Scorecard and Report Card provide explanations of the most important environmental bills that Congress and the President considered that session. They also inform the public how their own and other representatives voted on those bills to encourage citizens to contact their leaders and let them know they are doing a good job or that they need to give sound environmental policy greater importance during their tenure.

Electing Pro-Environment Leaders to Congress
LCV's track record demonstrates our ability to use the democratic process to improve the environment.

  • Since 1996, 49 out of 79 of the Dirty Dozen have been defeated – a rate of about 62%.

  • In 2008, more than 80% of LCV-endorsed candidates won; additionally, we won all six races in which we spent at least $185,000.
  • Out of the more than 1,500 candidates endorsed by LCV and the state LCVs in 2008, a stunning 85% won.

How much impact can LCV campaigns make on national policy? In a Congress closely divided on the environment, these LCV victories can make all the difference.

How You Can Help
If you believe that America's pro-environment majority deserves a pro-environment Congress, we ask that you join the tens of thousands of LCV members who are working to make it a reality. Since LCV takes no money for its political activities from corporations, foundations, or interest groups, we must rely exclusively on individuals who understand what's at stake for our environmental future. With your help, we can prevent the accomplishments of the last three decades from being dismantled -- and build a sustainable future for America.

To join, renew your membership, or make a contribution, click here.