Release: Sierra Club Endorses Jamie Raskin for Congress
October 19, 2015
Highlighting His “Compelling” Record in Annapolis and Citing his Willingness to Stand Up to Special Interests, the Sierra Club Endorses Jamie Raskin for Congress
SILVER SPRING, MD – The Sierra Club, one of the largest and most influential environmental groups in America, announced today that it is endorsing Jamie Raskin in his campaign for Congress in Maryland’s 8th District.
"Senator Jamie Raskin has an extremely compelling record as a passionate environmentalist in Annapolis and has time and again proven his willingness to stand up to powerful political and economic interests to protect the land, the air, the water, and the people,” said Betsy Johnson, Political Chair of the Maryland Sierra Club. "We are proud to support him and believe he will be a great representative for District 8."
The Sierra Club has 2.4 million members nationwide and more than 14,000 members within Maryland, and will be communicating the Club's enthusiastic endorsement with its members to build support for Raskin’s surging campaign.
“I am thrilled to receive this endorsement from one of the nation's leading environmental groups, which has thousands of members in our congressional district," said Senator Raskin. "I am excited to work with Sierra and its members for sweeping environmental victory in November and for an agenda of aggressive reduction in greenhouse gas emissions and transition to a renewable energy economy."
Raskin has already earned the endorsement of the Progressive Change Campaign Committee, Democracy for America, Progressive Democrats of America and more than 60 Democratic elected officials, including the state’s top Democrat, Attorney General Brian Frosh, Congressman John Sarbanes from the neighboring district, Congressman John Conyers who is the longest serving member of the US House and the co-founder of the Congressional Black Caucus, Congressman Mark Takano, State Senators Rich Madaleno, Susan Lee, Karen Montgomery and Ron Young, Delegate Karen Lewis Young, and dozens of other state and local officials.