The League of Conservation Voters of the East Bay supports the election of environmental leaders and environmental ballot initiatives throughout Alameda and Contra Costa Counties.
All candidates for elected office in Alameda and Contra Costa Counties qualify to participate in LCVEB’s endorsement process, although LCVEB does not participate in every race. For the elections in which it does get involved, LCVEB does its best to reach out to all candidates and include them in its endorsement process.
Are you a candidate who would like our endorsement? To request LCVEB’s participation in an election in Alameda or Contra Costa Counties, please contact: LCVEB@lcveastbay.org.
What we care about
Our main issue areas on the local/regional level are:
- Climate Change — preparedness, resilience, transition away from fossil fuels towards green energy sources and storage methods
- Sustainable (and Affordable) Housing/Building
- Environmentally-Friendly Land Use & Transit Policy
- Reduction in Plastic Use
Statement in support of Black Lives Matter
The East Bay League of Conservation Voters stands in solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement.
We grieve the loss of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor and so many others at the hands of law enforcement. We demand accountability for their murders. We condemn the excessive force used by police that disproportionately targets and kills Black, Brown and Indigenous people.
Environmental justice is racial justice. We are dedicated to clean air and clean water, and we are also dedicated to the people that are struggling to breathe it and drink it.
We call on every elected official we have ever endorsed to stop the violence against communities of color. We support the movement to rethink police department budgets to make sure funds are used to serve the public and make the community safer; and we support investing much more in better schools, a cleaner environment, safe and affordable housing, and access to health care and jobs.
To end more than 400 years of systemic racism, we must commit to fix the structural inequalities embedded in our society, and to end oppression in all forms.
We will remember the heart wrenching call for justice we’ve all heard on our streets when we cast our ballots. The candidates we support and help elect this year must ensure that our communities address environmental and racial injustice.