NWF Action Fund Endorses Sen. Mark Udall for Re-Election
"Senator Udall is a champion for America's outdoor heritage, fighting to protect Colorado's drinking water, conserve wildlife and public lands, and confront climate change," said NWF Action Fund Interim Executive Director Andy Buchsbaum.
The National Wildlife Federation Action
Fund has endorsed the re-election of U.S. Sen. Mark Udall of Colorado. An avid
outdoorsman and former director of Colorado Outward Bound, Udall has
established himself as one of the Senate’s leading conservation voices and a
true friend of America’s sportsmen.
“Senator Udall is a champion for America’s outdoor heritage,
fighting to protect Colorado’s drinking water, conserve wildlife and public
lands, and confront climate change,” said NWF Action Fund Interim Executive
Director Andy Buchsbaum. “The National Wildlife Federation Action Fund is proud
to stand with Senator Udall as he faces unprecedented wave of attacks funded by
some of America’s biggest polluters.”
America’s outdoor heritage. Sen. Udall has
backed a series of landmark bills to protect America’s
public lands, such as his Browns Canyon National Monument and Wilderness Act.
He’s also stood firm against efforts to sell off public lands and has led the
fight to fully fund the Land and Water Conservation Fund.
- Investing in clean, American-made energy.
Sen. Udall is the Senate’s leading champion for renewing the wind production
tax credit (PTC) and is a strong supporter of the Public Land Renewable Energy
Development Act. Colorado is home to a burgeoning wind energy industry, sustaining
thousands of jobs and conserving millions of gallons of water every year by
reducing the need for water-hungry power plants.
children to nature. Sen. Udall has backed several bills, such as the
Healthy Kids Outdoor Act, to help children develop a relationship with the outdoors.
sportsmen poll by the National Wildlife Federation, the NWF Action Fund’s
501(c)3 sister organization, showed 91 percent of hunters and anglers say children's disconnection from nature and the outdoors threatens the future of wildlife conservation in America.
“As Colorado sportsmen watch our public lands come under
ever increasing threats, our public trust resource management agencies are continuing to experience decreased budgets; and with imperiled wildlife
populations plummeting, we need an engaged conservation champion representing
us in Washington now more than ever,” said Tom Warren, a Colorado Springs
resident, and a member and former chair of the National Wildlife Federation
Action Fund’s board of directors. “Fortunately, Sen. Mark Udall knows that the
same solutions that protect Colorado from the worst effects of climate change
will also create thousands of potential clean energy jobs while also conserving
our unique public lands and wildlife habitats.”
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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enthusiasts from all walks of life and political stripes. We are committed to
encouraging participation in the democratic process and inspiring Americans to
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