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  • Ralph Northam’s platform for Governor of VA is based on his life of service. He served as a doctor for the Army, as a State Senator with a 77% lifetime score with VALCV and currently as Lieutenant Governor. If elected, Northam will implement his environmental policy plan that encourages state driven initiatives to combat sea level rise, rebuild the Chesapeake Bay and boost clean energy infrastructures within the state. As a pediatrician, he is more than aware of the negative side effects of climate change for patients who suffer from asthma and chronic lung diseases, and encourages clean energy in the name of public health. Endorsed by Virginia League of Conservation Voters.

    Contribution Limit: $25,000
  • Successful businessman and Ambassador Phil Murphy will be a leader for New Jersey and the North Atlantic on climate and clean energy if elected Governor this fall.  He is committed to bringing New Jersey back into the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI) and to getting New Jersey to 100% clean energy by 2050.  He believes that New Jersey will get to this goal by modernizing NJ Transit to get more cars off the road and investing in clean energy jobs.  Phil Murphy will be a strong leader to push back on the Trump administration’s attacks on the environment.   Murphy has been endorsed by the New Jersey League of Conservation Voters.

    Contribution Limit: $4,300
  • Manka Dhingra is running for the open seat in the 45th legislative district in Washington State. This seat is a critical win to flip the balance of the State Senate to pro-environment, opening the door to legislative action on climate in the legislature.  Although this district has historically been a swing district, last year Hillary Clinton won in the 45th legislative district by 65%.  Dhingra is a prosecutor, PTSA mom, and anti-domestic violence advocate and community leader. Dhingra has a strong commitment to environmental protection from her background in public health and education, and believes that all kids deserve a healthy environment.  Dhingra has been endorsed by Washington Conservation Voters.

    Contribution Limit: $1,000
  • Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring has been a strong steward for the environment.  Since first being elected in 2013, Herring made protecting the Chesapeake Bay a priority. Under his leadership, Virginia became the first Chesapeake Bay state to defend the restoration plan agreed to by all six Bay states and Washington, D.C.  He defended the cleanup plan from attacks in court by Attorneys General from 21 other states as far away as Alaska.  As Attorney General, he has secured the largest environmental damages settlement in Virginia history and successfully defended Virginia's moratorium on uranium mining.  Before being elected AG, Herring served in the State Senate where he had an 87% lifetime score from the Virginia League of Conservation Voters and was named a Legislative Hero.  Herring has been endorsed by the Virginia League of Conservation Voters.

    Contribution Limit: $10,000
  • As Governor of Oregon, Kate Brown will continue to ensure Oregon steps up on climate change as the Trump Administration retreats. Brown has made clear that if re-elected she will continue to preserve the efforts of the Paris Climate Agreement. As Governor, Brown has been a climate champion, fighting for Oregon’s Clean Fuels Program and clean air for all Oregonians. She’s defended public lands from privatization, including Oregon’s Elliott State Forest, which will remain public because of her leadership. Brown’s commitment to protecting the environment is clear and consistent, reflecting her vow to make Oregon a leader on climate change.

    Contribution Limit: $200,000
  • In today’s political climate, it is more important than ever to be strong on progressive statewide issues and to fight the Trump administration’s anti-climate proposals. These goals are among those that led Justin Fairfax to run for Lieutenant Governor. Justin has dedicated his career to service. Justin's work on the Northern Virginia Human Trafficking Task Force strengthened his resolve to address criminal justice reform and promote safer communities. Justin is a progressive ally who understands the benefits of expanding climate change initiatives in Virginia. If elected, Justin will stand on our issues and protect the progress that has been made thus far in the Commonwealth. Fairfax has been endorsed by the Virginia League of Conservation Voters

    Contribution Limit: $10,000
  • Communities in Miami-Dade are already experiencing the damaging effects of climate change on current infrastructure and natural resources. This is why we need to elect Annette Taddeo, a pro-environmental candidate for Florida’s 40th State Senate district. Taddeo is a progressive community leader who runs her own small business and understands how important our environment is to our communities and economy. GiveGreen In the States is committed to supporting Annette Taddeo because she recognizes that everyone has the right to access clean air and water. If elected she will aim to protect the state’s natural resources, advocate for water safety, and prioritize tackling climate change in the state legislature.

    Contribution Limit: $1,000
  • Give Green in The States supports Hala Ayala, a long-time advocate for women and families, for the Virginia House of Delegates- 51st District. Ayala is a cybersecurity specialist, formerly with the Department of Homeland Security. Prior to running for office, she founded and served as President of the Prince William County chapter of the National Organization for Women. She is also a member of Governor Terry McAuliffe’s Council on Women. Ayala has the support of elected environmental champions in the state and numerous progressive organizations. If elected, Ayala would serve as a key ally for the environment and renewable energy infrastructure in the General Assembly. Ayla has been endorsed by the Virginia League of Conservation Voters.

    Contribution Limit: $5,000
  • Jennifer Carroll Foy is running for Delegate in the 2nd House district of Virginia. Jennifer works as a public defender, advocating for some of Virginia’s most vulnerable citizens. Her commitment to justice began during her undergraduate studies. Foy was one of the first women to graduate from Virginia Military Institute, a formerly all-male college, and earned a full scholarship for her studies. She graduated from law school and as a young professional, she became a foster mom. Later, she created her own non-profit called the Foundation for Foster and Orphan children which works to create opportunities for foster and orphan children in Virginia. If elected, Foy would support legislation that increases production of renewable energy, and encourages businesses to reduce their carbon emissions. Foy has been endorsed by the Virginia League of Conservation Voters

    Contribution Limit: $5,000
  • Chris Hurst is a former broadcast journalist and anchor for WDBJ7 (CBS) in Roanoke, Virginia. The on-air murder of his late-girlfriend, fellow journalist Alison Parker, has motivated Chris to run for public office and fight for families in Southwest Virginia. As Delegate, he vows to give a voice to the voiceless, demand support for public education and protect those at-risk to violence and abuse. If elected, Hurst would support removing clean energy restrictions, and advocate for more legislation focusing on energy diversity with increased state renewable energy resources like wind and solar. Hurst has been endorsed by the Virginia League of Conservation Voters.

    Contribution Limit: $5,000
  • David Reid is running for House Delegate in the 32nd district of Virginia. If elected, this 23-year Navy veteran will make sure environmental protections are a top priority. As a member of the U.S. military, Reid was able to better the national security risks of depending on fossil fuels, and how that dependence disadvantages the military as a whole. Reid recognizes the benefits of energy independence by incorporating the state’s renewable energy resources like wind and solar. If elected, Reid will hold oil and gas companies accountable, and put constituents above corporate interests. Reid has been endorsed by the Virginia League of Conservation Voters.

    Contribution Limit: $5,000
  • Kathy Tran is running for the Virginia House of Delegates’ 42nd District in direct opposition to Donald Trump’s divisive policies and actions. Kathy was a refugee from Vietnam who came to this county in hopes of a better life, and has dedicated her career towards helping other people achieve the American Dream. Prior to running for office, she worked for the U.S. Department of Labor’s Employment and Training Administration, and the National Immigration Forum. If elected, Kathy would become a key advocate for Virginia’s environment. It is her hope to take immediate action on renewable energy infrastructure in the state with wind and solar. She has been endorsed by the Virginia League of Conservation Voters.

    Contribution Limit: $5,000
  • For the first time in almost a decade, the House of Delegates seat in the 72nd district is open. In the past, the district has been represented by a delegate who has not made the state’s natural resources and climate change a top priority. It was the constant partisanship on important issues within the community that led public high school teacher Schuyler VanValkenburg to run for the open seat. Schuyler is in favor renewable energy infrastructure, and would protect the state’s natural resources and energy economy. VanValkenburg supports the progress that Governor McAuliffe has made, and would back his environmental plans within the State Legislature. VanValkenburg has been endorsed by the Virginia League of Conservation Voters.

    Contribution Limit: $5,000
  • Faith Winter is a long time environmental advocate in Colorado. For the past three years, as the State Representative for House District 35, Winter championed legislative efforts to renew our energy efficiency standards and create measurable climate goals. Not surprisingly, she has received a 100% lifetime score from Conservation Colorado. Prior to serving in the House, Faith was a member of the Westminster City Council, and helped make the city the first platinum solar city in the state. She was Conservation Colorado's Program Director for several years before being elected to the state House A combination of experience as an elected official and a staffer for environmental groups make Winter the ideal candidate to represent the State Senate’s 24th district.

    Contribution Limit: $400
  • Jeff Bridges is running for Colorado House District 3 to maintain the seat he won in 2016 after defeating Katy Brown. This is a critical seat for Democrats to maintain to keep their pro-conservation control of the House and will be one of the top-targeted races in the state this cycle. Bridges is a strong pro-climate voice in the legislature, with a 100% Conservation Colorado lifetime and 2017 rating.

    Contribution Limit: $400