The Texas League of Conservation Voters holds elected officials accountable for their positions
and their votes on clean air, clean water, and open spaces through the publication of a bi-annual
Legislative Scorecard, through messaging in the media and to our statewide membership base,
and by working to raise the profile and the importance of environmental issues at the Capitol
through lobbying, testimony, and building strong relationships with Legislators.
The Texas League of Conservation Voters and the national League of Conservation Voters movement
is widely credited with providing much-needed political muscle to support the policy positions of
other environmental groups and organizations. When TLCV succeeds, all conservation groups and
For over fifteen years, the Texas League of Conservation Voters-Political Action Committee
has helped elect and re-elect pro-conservation candidates to the Texas State House and Senate.
TLCV-PAC gets involved in races where there is a strong pro-conservation incumbent or
challenger, and where TLCV-PAC can make a difference by messaging to voters on conservation
issues and providing financial and other support to the candidate.
In the 2012 election cycle, TLCV-PAC focused on eight priority state races. Six of those candidates
won. TLCV-PAC worked closely with the national LCV which played a critical role in the election of
Pete Gallego to Texas Congressional District 23. TLCV-PAC also supported conservation bond measures
in Houston and Austin which passed by wide margins.