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LCV Applauds Defeat of Prop. 23, Re-Election of Sen. Barbara Boxer

CALIFORNIA — Today, the League of Conservation Voters (LCV), which works to turn environmental values into national priorities, celebrated the rejection of Proposition 23, the re-election of Senator Barbara Boxer and the defeat Dirty Dozen member Carly Fiorina.

"Even amidst an economic downturn and scare tactics by two Texas oil companies, California voters overwhelmingly voted to embrace a clean energy future with more jobs, greater security and less pollution," said LCV President Gene Karpinski. "With nearly 10 million ballots cast, the defeat of Prop 23 represents the largest public referendum in history on clean energy and climate policy – and this victory lays the groundwork for clean energy advances in other states and at the federal level."

Naming Prop. 23 to its trademark Dirty Dozen program marked the first time that LCV has named a ballot measure to the notorious list.

"LCV congratulates Senator Boxer on her re-election to the U.S. Senate," said Karpinski. "During her tenure, Senator Boxer has championed efforts to bring new clean energy jobs to California and make America less dependent on oil, and LCV is thrilled that she will be able to continue this good work in the 112th Congress. Carly Fiorina, on the other hand, proudly rejected the sound and settled science that man-made carbon pollution contributes to climate change – and California voters responded by rejecting Fiorina's extreme views."

LCV also applauded the re-election of Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (CA-8), Reps. Henry Waxman (CA-30), George Miller (CA-7) and Loretta Sanchez (CA-47).

California campaign highlights:

  • LCV and its sister organization LCV Education Fund contributed $1.2 million to defeat Prop. 23
  • Total contributed and raised for Boxer: $83,856.96 [1]
  • As part of its "Eagles" program, LCV placed a full-time staffer on the Sanchez campaign.[1]

LCV, and its connected political committees LCV Action Fund and LCV Victory Fund, spent $5.5 million electing pro-environment candidates in the 2010 election cycle. Additionally, LCV Action contributed or raised more than $1.3 million for pro-environment candidates — the most ever contributed or raised by the organization in an election cycle.

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[1] Activity conducted by LCV Action Fund.