NWF Action Fund Endorses Rep. Frank LoBiondo for Re-Election

"Throughout his time in Congress, Frank LoBiondo has been an independent voice for conservation and wildlife protection. He's a leader in efforts to protect the Delaware River Basin, maintain clean water safeguards, and cut industrial carbon pollution by investing in clean energy like offshore wind," said O'Mara. "Rep. LoBiondo knows that protecting America's wildlife and outdoor heritage isn't a partisan issue. It's a deeply held mainstream value for which there need to be pro-conservation voices in both parties."

The National Wildlife Federation Action Fund has endorsed Rep. Frank LoBiondo for re-election in New Jersey’s 2nd Congressional district. Collin O’Mara, board member of the NWF Action Fund president and CEO of the National Wildlife Federation, the Action Fund’s 501(c)3 sister organization, announced the endorsement at an event today at Joe Buck Park in Millville, NJ.

“Throughout his time in Congress, Frank LoBiondo has been an independent voice for conservation and wildlife protection. He’s a leader in efforts to protect the Delaware River Basin, maintain clean water safeguards, and cut industrial carbon pollution by investing in clean energy like offshore wind,” said O’Mara. “Rep. LoBiondo knows that protecting America’s wildlife and outdoor heritage isn’t a partisan issue. It’s a deeply held mainstream value for which there need to be pro-conservation voices in both parties.”

A lifelong outdoor enthusiast, Rep. LoBiondo has been willing to break ranks at times with his own party’s leadership to stand up for conservation values. He’s stood up to defend the Antiquities Act that creates and protects public lands, from Devil’s Tower in the American west to historic landmarks like the Statue of Liberty in the east. Rep. LoBiondo also voted to protect the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge from destructive oil drilling and to preserve the Environmental Protection Agency’s ability to cut industrial carbon pollution.  

As a member of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, Rep. LoBiondo also has a long record of advocating for the protection and restoration of America’s Great Waters, mass transit, recreation trails and open space. He’s also worked to secure federal support for restoring and strengthening New Jersey’s wetlands and marshes in the wake of superstorm Sandy to protect communities and wildlife habitat from future storms while promoting fishing and other natural resource-dependent businesses.

An estimated 2.4 million people took part in fishing, hunting and other wildlife-related recreation in New Jersey generating $2.3 billion in economic activity in 2011, according to the most recent U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service survey.

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 about the National Wildlife Federation Action Fund 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.