December 11th, 2013
As 2013 draws to a close, I would ask that you consider making a year-end contribution to the Texas League of Conservation Voters. This has been an outstanding year for the work of the organization but we need your continued financial support to carry our success and effectiveness into the new year.
We Fight at the Legislature. The Texas League of Conservation Voters spearheaded a coalition of environmental groups to fight and win at the Texas Legislature in 2013. This Legislative Session saw the passage of important legislation on clean energy and water conservation, and the failure of numerous bad bills designed to roll back environmental regulations and curtail civic participation in environmental decision-making.
TLCV’s sister organization, TLCV-Educational Fund, ran a comprehensive educational campaign on state parks funding, holding town hall meetings and communicating with Texans across the state. Texas parks and parks programs saw significant increases in funding in 2013.
We Hold Politicians Accountable. In the fall, we published our 2013 Legislative Scorecard, an extensive guide to this year’s session and how your State Senator and Representative voted on environmental issues. We also called out those “best” and “worst” conservation legislators from the 83rd Session.
We Support Champions. TLCV highlights the work of pro-conservation legislators in Texas to the public. Recently, along with the national League of Conservation Voters, we ran television ads in the San Antonio media market praising Congressman Pete Gallego’s efforts on building the clean energy economy in Texas.
2014 will be a critical year for supporting Texas elected officials and candidates who are strong on clean air, clean water, wildlife and opens spaces. We ask for your support in showcasing these elected officials and their dedication to a clean environment.
If you would like to make a year-end tax-deductible contribution to support TLCV-Educational Fund’s educational and nonpartisan civic engagement work, you can do so here.
Thank you for all that you do.