Fresno, CA— Today, in a joint release, the League of Conservation Voters Action Fund announced they have endorsed Democrat Phil Arballo in the 13th Congressional District Primary slated for next Tuesday. Endorsing a slate of three leaders on climate action in California, this comes in the wake of Arballo locking in support from CA Environmental Voters and End Citizens United // Let America Vote.
LCV Action Fund released the following statement in announcing their endorsement of California climate leaders:
“The stakes for action on the climate crisis have never been higher and that is especially true in a state like California where communities know all too well the devastating consequences of inaction on climate change,” said LCV Action Fund Senior Vice President of Government Affairs Tiernan Sittenfeld. “Representatives Salud Carbajal and Jimmy Panetta have been champions for protecting California’s coast from the dangers of offshore drilling and protecting the health of all communities and we know Phil Arballo has the same commitment to protecting our environment and climate. We are thrilled to endorse all three of these leaders so they can continue to hold big polluters accountable and fight for a democracy that works for all, clean energy, justice and jobs.”
Responding to the endorsement, Phil Arballo made the following statement:
“I’m humbled to have the endorsement of the League of Conservation Voters,” said Arblallo. “Families in the Central Valley are feeling the impacts of climate change in full force. Communities across the Valley lack access to clean drinking water, the air we breathe is increasingly choked with smoke and the land that helps feed the nation is being devastated by drought. We can’t wait any longer to take action. In Congress, I will fight to invest in a green economy for the Central Valley and the nation, so that we can continue to thrive into the future.”
Phil Arballo has continued to build strong momentum since ballots were sent to voters on May 9th. LCV Action Fund joins a growing list of organizations and local leaders standing with Arballo ahead of the June 7th primary. With little over four days remaining to cast a ballot, this endorsement comes as voters are poised to make a critical choice for who they support.
Phil Arballo is a lifelong Central Valley resident and he and his wife Cynthia are raising their two children in the same community he grew up in. Raised by a single mother, Phil was the first in his family to attend college, working minimum wage jobs to pay his own way through Fresno State. He believes we need an economy that offers middle-class families a pathway to good-paying jobs, supports our local farming communities, and gives everyone a fair shot at success.
Learn more at philarballo.com.