For Immediate Release
May 31, 2018
Sierra Club Endorses DC Attorney General Karl Racine for Re-election
DC Chapter of nation’s largest environmental organization applauds national and local environmental action from DC’s first elected attorney general
WASHINGTON, DC – The DC Chapter of the Sierra Club is endorsing DC Attorney General Karl Racine for re-election in recognition of his strong leadership on pressing environmental issues in the District and across the nation.
“We have been impressed by Attorney General Racine’s work nationally on environmental issues, and we are excited that the attorney general’s office is expanding its staff to enforce environmental protections here in the District of Columbia,” said Mark Rodeffer, chair of the Sierra Club’s DC chapter.
In his first term in office, Racine has filed or joined more than 30 lawsuits and other legal actions against the federal government over policies that would harm the environment. He’s worked closely with his fellow state attorneys general to use the courts to reverse the Trump administration’s attempts to rollback climate protections and other conservation and sustainability advancements.
The Office of Attorney General has recently expanded its staff of attorneys focused on environmental issues in the District. “The Sierra Club looks forward to working with Attorney General Racine to combat climate change, tackle important environmental justice concerns, work toward the District’s waste reduction goals, and improve the quality of the air we breathe and the water we drink in the District of Columbia,” Rodeffer said.
The Sierra Club previously announced endorsements of Mayor Bowser for re-election, Jeremiah Lowery for at-large Council, Kenyan McDuffie in Ward 5, as well as endorsements of Brianne Nadeau in Ward 1, Mary Cheh in Ward 3, and Charles Allen in Ward 6.
Contact: Mark Rodeffer, email@example.com
The Sierra Club is America’s largest and most influential grassroots environmental organization, with more than three million members and supporters active in 63 chapters across every state, Puerto Rico and the District of Columbia. The DC Chapter, with more than 10,000 members and supporters, is a volunteer-driven, people-powered movement for action on the local environmental and public health issues impacting District residents. In addition to helping people from all backgrounds explore nature and our outdoor heritage, the Sierra Club works to promote clean energy, safeguard the health of our communities, protect wildlife, and preserve our remaining wild and open places through grassroots activism, public education, lobbying and legal action.