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.”

  • Protecting 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.

  • Connecting 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. A 2012 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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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.