Democratic candidates are environmentally friendly

To the Editor:

I am proud of the candidates on the Democratic slate and am particularly proud of their strong pro-environment commitments.

Congressman Jim Himes ranks among the most pro-environment legislators in Congress, according to the CTLCV (Connecticut League of Conservation Voters). Himes earned a grade of 96 on its 2013 National Environmental Scorecard, and a grade of 95 since taking office in 2009.

Endorsing Gov. Malloy, Lori Brown, CTLCV executive director, said, “It is not often that you have such a solid record for a candidate in making these decisions. Gov. Malloy’s record has been exemplary, “… he has been “a strong leader on protection of Connecticut’s environment.”

Kim Fawcett, 28th state Senate District candidate, has a “record… of commitment to environmental issues… and her strong record of environmental support in the legislature” earned her the endorsement of the Sierra Club, Connecticut chapter. Kim has a 92% lifetime score for her support of environmental legislation during her eight years of service as a Fairfield’s state representative.

Kevin Coyner, candidate for state representative in the 132nd District, believes in increasing incentives that lead to greater energy conservation and greater reliance on renewable energy. Connecticut should encourage new technologies to further assist in achieving this goal. Each action will increase employment opportunities.

Cristin McCarthy Vahey, the state representative candidate for the 133rd  District, not only talks the talk, but walks the walk.

Cristin’s family recycles, composts, collects rainwater and has solar panels on the roof, etc. As a member of the Board of Selectman, Cristin has supported Clean Energy Task Force initiatives, including encouraging Fairfield residents to participate in home energy audits, resulting not only in energy conservation, but in rebates and cost savings to residents.

Tara Cook-Littman, a candidate for the 134th state Representative District, spearheaded the grass roots movement advocating for the labeling of GMOs in our food and is the founder of the coalition GMO Free CT. We should have “the right to know what is in our food so we can choose whether or not to feed our families GMOs.”

Tara, an attorney by trade, has also been involved in (leading) issues pertaining to health, nutrition, environmental protection, education and hunger and homelessness.

By supporting the above pro-environment slate, you vote to safeguard health for all, quality of life, create jobs and can even save money on pollution related illness such as asthma, cancer, heart disease, etc.

 

Larry Kaley

Fairfield

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