Who are you most looking forward to voting for in
I look forward most to voting for Ralph Nader. He's the only presidential candidate who has any
integrity, who cares about restoring democracy to this country, and who articulates the threat to life on the
planet posed by corporations.
Bill Michel, Mountain View, California
Bill Clinton and Al Gore are our best hope in an overwhelmingly hostile political climate. Who else
but Bill will save us with vetoes if we do not take back the Congress? And giving Al four years to position
himself to be the next president would be the best gift we could give the environment.
Rebecca Falkenberry, Birmingham, Alabama
Harry Browne, the Libertarian candidate for president. Browne believes in downsizing the federal
government to just those responsibilities enumerated in the Constitution. As he describes so well in his
book, Why Government Doesn't Work, our environment will be much better protected in the hands of
private ownership than under the utter incompetence of government bureaucrats.
Kerry M. Kerstetter, Harrison, Arkansas
I'm afraid my favorite candidate won't be on any ballots this fall. Who will fight the pretense that
only trains are subsidized? Nobody! Who will can the empty rhetoric about "values" and actually put
something ahead of the almighty dollar? Nobody! Who will oppose rich people's welfare programs like
mining, ranching, and logging? Nobody!
Hooray for Nobody! Nobody for President!
Thomas Lee Boles, Alamagordo, New Mexico
Representative Ron Dellums. He is committed to the environment, with a League of Conservation
Voters score that is invariably 100 percent. On almost all other issues, he holds views identical to mine as
well. I recognize that this is political heaven, here in Berkeley. Most political work that I (and the Club)
do is essential, but not so pure. So it is nice to be able to cast one vote with no reservations
Judith Kunofsky, Berkeley, California
Wow, that's easy. Michael Coles, who's running against Newt Gingrich. Hopefully, enough other
people around here have gotten a clue, and we'll be able to vote Newt out of office for good.
Dionna Elder, Marietta, Georgia
Michela Alioto, for the First District congressional seat in Northern California. This will force out
Frank Riggs (zero environmental voting record), whose highway signs read, "Fighting for Our Future"--
when in reality he's frightening for our future.
Krista Rector, Cloverdale, California
I can't wait to cast my vote for Congressman Bernie Sanders, the only independent member of
Congress. Sanders refuses to accept any Political Action Committee money and is therefore not influenced
by large corporate special interests. He's been a reliable friend of the environment, too. We could use
about 530 more like him.
Tom Fugate, Waitsfield, Vermont
Walter Capps, because he is running against Andrea Seastrand, whose congressional voting record,
according to the League of Conservation Voters, is zero. She is dangerous for the environment.
Bill Denneen, Nipomo, California
I'm "voting" for Michigan congressional challenger Debbie Stabenow, and she's not even in my
district. And I'm not waiting for November, either. My friends and I have been publicly exposing the
abysmal environmental voting record of her opponent, Representative Dick Chrysler, at every
Sherry Hayden, Flint, Michigan
Who am I most looking forward to voting for in November? Anyone but Representative Jim
Steven P. Floray, LaVerkin, Utah
For Washington state governor, U.S. congressman, and President of the United States, I'll experience
great joy voting for the Democratic candidates and getting rid of the Republican wilderness-haters.
Robert Wallace, Seattle, Washington
I am disgusted by the Republicans' typical neglect and violation of the environment. It is inexcusable.
I am embarrassed that some who applaud or laugh off this behavior call themselves Christians. Even so, I
cannot vote for the Democratic Party because of its characteristic support of women's choice rather than
their children's chance at life. I'll be voting Republican.
Laurie Nicholson, Ariton, Alabama
Without a doubt the candidate that I feel the strongest desire to vote for is Senator John Kerry,
running for a third term here in Massachusetts. I have written many letters to him about environmental
issues and he, without fail, has always had very good answers to all my concerns. I couldn't picture a
better person to represent my state in the Senate--especially in terms of the environment.
Jacob Litoff, Westwood, Massachusetts
I am looking forward to voting for Elliott Close as a U.S. senator from South Carolina. Strom
Thurmond has been in office most of this century, and he has been voting against clean air and water for
about as long as we've had it. Close, on the other hand, has made environmental protection one of his