Nation’s Largest Grassroots Environmental Group Praises Work to Defeat Climate Change and Make Investments in a Clean Energy Economy.
Montpelier, Vermont: Sept 2022, the Sierra Club announced its endorsement of Peter Welch for the US Senate election.
"We are pleased to announce that the Sierra Club officially endorses Peter Welch's election," said Peter Malicky, Vermont Chapter Chair. "We are confident that he will continue to work to protect Vermont families’ health, air, and water, and build a clean energy economy that works for all Vermonters."
We are at a critical moment. The pandemic, which further exposed the inequities embedded in our economy, has touched nearly every one of us. Meanwhile, the climate crisis continues to threaten our clean air and water, our public lands, and our collective futures. That is why it’s critical we elect champions like Peter Welch who prioritize our communities and our future. As a Congressman, Peter Welch has voiced the need to pass climate change legislation, and protect Vermont's land and water. He is a lead supporter of the Green New Deal, Build Back Better, and the Inflation Reduction Act in the U.S. Congress.
"We are deeply grateful to Peter Welch, for he is more than just a supporter of our issues; he is frequently out front on an issue before I am even aware of the issue,” said Robb Kidd, Vermont Sierra Club Conservation Program Manager. "Peter is a true environmental champion who will fight to protect Vermont’s clean air, clean water, our climate, and our Green Mountains."
About the Sierra Club:
The Sierra Club is America’s largest and most influential grassroots environmental organization, with more than 3.8 million members and supporters. 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 places through grassroots activism, public education, lobbying, and legal action. For more information, visit www.sierraclub.org.