April 13, 2022 Press Releases

NRDC Action Fund Endorses Sean Casten

Downers Grove, IL — Today, U.S. Congressman Sean Casten (D-IL) announced he has been endorsed by the Natural Resources Defense Council Action Fund. This endorsement comes on the heels of the League of Conservation Voters endorsing Rep. Casten and adds to the growing list of pro-environmental groups backing him in his re-election campaign over his opponent.

“It’s never been more important for lawmakers to help lower energy costs for American families by standing up to the fossil fuel industry and securing a clean energy future,” said Kevin S. Curtis, executive director of the NRDC Action Fund. “We’re proud to support Congressman Sean Casten because he is in the thick of that fight, working to build a better future for his constituents by growing clean energy jobs, cutting fossil fuels pollution and working to solve the climate crisis.”

“I have spent my entire life working to combat the climate crisis,” said Rep. Sean Casten. “The evidence is overwhelmingly clear – this is the greatest existential threat we face as a species. I’m proud to be endorsed by the Natural Resources Defense Council Action Fund as we continue our work together to create clean energy jobs and pass a livable planet on to our children and grandchildren.”

Since coming to Congress, Rep. Casten has passed critical legislation to address the climate crisis. In December, President Biden signed into law legislation by Rep. Casten to reduce the carbon footprint of the federal government. Rep. Casten has also passed legislation to invest in clean energy storage technologies and protect the US financial system from the devastating impacts of the climate crisis.

NRDC Action Votes, an affiliated political action committee, raises millions of dollars for pro-environment candidates through GiveGreen.com, a donor platform that has already raised more than $12 million for pro-environment candidates this cycle.