The NCLCV staff and board have been working on environmental issues for nearly 50 years.
For nearly 50 years, the NC League of Conservation Voters staff and board have been working on environment issues ranging from nuclear power plants to land conservation, pollution prevention to transportation, air to water, and many more. We have fought these battles in the media, in the courtroom, before state Boards and Commissions, and at the General Assembly. We have been lawyers, citizens, teachers, parents, and lobbyists.
But, after more than 30 years, we came to a very important conclusion: no matter how effective an advocate you are, no matter how good your lobbyist is, it doesn’t matter very much if the decision-makers you are trying to move don’t care about your issues.
So in 1999, NCLCV established the Conservation Political Action Committee (CPAC) to help environmentalists be more political, and politicians be more environmental. We are one of the few environmental groups in North Carolina who can directly engage in elections.
Our goal is to elect a pro-conservation majority to the North Carolina Legislature and other state offices.
Conservation PAC plays an active role in the political process by electing legislative candidates who prioritize your right to breathe clean air, drink safe water, and live in healthy communities. The most important decisions made about the environment are made by our elected officials at the state, local, and federal level. Our goal is to elect a pro-conservation majority to the North Carolina Legislature and other state offices.
Every election year, Conservation PAC will release our endorsements for pro-environmental candidates for NC General Assembly and other statewide offices. These endorsements take the guesswork out of voting for candidates who will protect our clean air, clean water, and the health of our communities.
You can help protect our state’s air, water, and land resources, and the communities in which we live by joining NCLCV today. And your vote on Election Day is one of the most important things you can do for the environment.