NWF Action Fund Endorses Sen. Kay Hagan for Re-Election

"Senator Hagan understands the vital connection between the health of North Carolina's natural resources and the health of its economy," said Andy Buchsbaum, interim executive director of the National Wildlife Federation Action Fund.

The National Wildlife Federation Action Fund has endorsed the re-election of Sen. Kay Hagan of North Carolina. A strong advocate for North Carolina’s outdoor heritage, Sen. Hagan serves as co-chair of the Congressional Sportsmen’s Caucus and was the lead sponsor of the bipartisan sportsmen’s bill.

“Senator Hagan understands the vital connection between the health of North Carolina’s natural resources and the health of its economy,” said Andy Buchsbaum, interim executive director of the National Wildlife Federation Action Fund. “Sen. Hagan is a champion for America’s outdoor heritage, fighting to protect North Carolina’s drinking water, conserve wildlife and public lands, and confront climate change.”

Sen. Hagan has proven her leadership on a range of conservation issues:

  • Fighting for sportsmen. Sen. Hagan introduced the Sportsmen's and Public Outdoor Recreation Traditions (SPORT) Act to give hunters, anglers and wildlife watchers greater access to federal public lands and to increase federal investments in wildlife conservation. Sen. Hagan has also pushed for fully funding the Land and Water Conservation Fund.
  • Protecting clean air and clean water. Sen. Hagan has repeatedly stood firm against attacks on the Environmental Protection Agency's ability to cut mercury, carbon and other toxic pollutants, protecting North Carolina’s fish, wildlife and public health.
  • Revitalizing North Carolina's economy with clean energy. Hagan has voted to restore clean energy tax incentives to help jump-start offshore wind.

An estimated 3.3 million people took part in fishing, hunting and other wildlife-related recreation in North Carolina generating $3.5 billion in economic activity in 2011, according to the most recent U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service survey. The Outdoor Industry Association reports outdoor recreation supports 192,000 jobs in the state and generates $1.3 billion in state and local tax revenue.

“Senator Hagan is a fierce defender of the wildlife habitats, natural resources and public lands that supports these economic drivers and North Carolina’s sportsmen heritage.” said Richard Mode, a longtime North Carolina outdoorsman recognized nationally in 2007 as the Budweiser Conservationist of the Year. “North Carolina sportsmen need a conservation champion representing us in Washington now more than ever. The millions of North Carolina voters who care passionately about protecting our natural resources from the Great Smoky Mountains to the Outer Banks are standing behind Sen. Hagan.”

The National Wildlife Federation Action Fund has invested over $2 million to help conservation candidates win in each of the last two Congressional campaign cycles. All 18 candidates endorsed by the NWF Action Fund won their races in the 2012 Congressional elections. Learn more at NWFActionFund.org.

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The National Wildlife Federation Action Fund is the 501(c)4 grassroots lobbying arm of the National Wildlife Federation. NWF Action Fund is an organization that advocates for the conservation interests of hunters, anglers and outdoor enthusiasts from all walks of life and political stripes. We are committed to encouraging participation in the democratic process and inspiring Americans to protect wildlife for our children's future. www.nwfactionfund.org.