Sierra Club endorsements have just been released. As follows:
SIERRA CLUB ENDORSES IN COMPETITIVE GENERAL ASSEMBLY PRIMARY RACES
Raleigh, NC: Today the Sierra Club endorsed the following candidates for their dedication and commitment to protecting North Carolina’s environment. Along with their endorsements the Sierra Club will lend its volunteer strength to their campaigns. Sierra Club volunteers will contact voters on their behalf and will speak to the public as often as possible about their exemplary environmental records. We look forward to working with them during the election and in the General Assembly.
NC Senate (Dem): Doug Berger (district .7- Wake)
Linda Garrou (district.32- Forsyth)
Malcolm Graham (district.40- Mecklenburg)
NC House (Dem): Rick Glazier (district.45- Cumberland)
Earline Parmon (dist.72- Forsyth)
Edith Warren (dist.8- Martin)
Marian McLawhorn (dist.9- Pitt)
Patsy Keever (dist.115- Buncombe)
Phil Haire (dist.119- Western NC)
Beverly Earle (dist.101- Mecklenburg)
Becky Carney (dist. 104- Mecklenburg)
NC House (Rep): Ruth Samuelson (dist.104- Mecklenburg)
Last week, Sierra Club was pleased to announce our endorsement of Cal Cunningham for the U.S. Senate primary. Cunningham’s record of environmental leadership in the North Carolina General Assembly, and his commitment to continue his work protecting North Carolina’s environment, for our families and for our future, are the reasons we are endorsing him. We’ve also endorsed Rep. Etheridge, Rep. Shuler, Rep. Price, Rep. Watt and Rep. Miller in their reelection campaigns for U.S. Congress. The continued leadership of these members — from fighting to protect the Smoky Mountains in the west to helping to bring progressive transit options to our cities — are the reasons why they will have the continued support of Sierra Club members across the state.
Sierra club is the nation’s oldest, largest and most influential grassroots environmental organization. North Carolina’s state chapter has been established within the state for 40 years and currently represents approximately 15,000 members.