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JUST UNVEILED: Be the First to Find Out How Your Members of Congress Measured Up in LCV's 2012 National Environmental Scorecard


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JL
- 865 days ago - scorecard.lcv.org
Find out where your members of Congress stood on the most important environmental votes of the year. Explore LCV's 2012 National Environmental Scorecard on our new website here Take Action popup at site



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JL A. (286)
Wednesday February 20, 2013, 10:02 am
JUST UNVEILED: Be the first to find out how your members of Congress measured up in LCV's 2012 National Environmental Scorecard and use our new, interactive website!

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Take a look at our new online National Environmental Scorecard here >>

J.L.,

Today is a big day for us. Not only are we releasing the 2012 National Environmental Scorecard, but we're also unveiling a completely new, interactive Scorecard website, where you can see all the votes we've scored going back more than 40 years.

Right now, I'm about to jump on a call to share this news with the national press, but I wanted to make sure that LCV members like you got an exclusive look at our new site before anyone else lays eyes on it.

Find out where your members of Congress stood on the most important environmental votes of the year. Explore LCV's 2012 National Environmental Scorecard on our new website here >>

Unfortunately the best thing that can be said about this session of the 112th Congress is that it's over.

This was hands down, the most anti-environmental House of Representatives ever. Continuing their bad record from 2011, Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) and Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA) forced through radical bills attacking cornerstone environmental laws such as the Clean Air Act and the Clean Water Act. They pushed to drill off our shores and in the Arctic Refuge, tried to approve the harmful Keystone XL tar sands pipeline, and attacked protections for our national parks, forests, and wildlife.

If it wasn't for our champions in the U.S. Senate and the Obama Administration, many of the environmental and public health safeguards we rely on would have been lost.

Want to know if your members of Congress stood with people or polluters last year? Take a look at the 2012 National Environmental Scorecard here.

The good news is: if we can educate the public about anti-environmental legislators' records, we can build the public pressure to hold them accountable and improve our environmental policies in the years to come.

So that's why we've completely overhauled our Scorecard website to make it easier for you to access and share the information not just from this year, but every year since the National Environmental Scorecard was first released in 1971.

On our new website you can not only read about the votes and check out the scores for your members of Congress, but you can also see how your state's congressional delegation has voted compared to the rest of the country using interactive charts and maps. You can look at votes taken over the years on just one issue like clean energy or climate change. And we've built in share features that make it easy to spread the word on social media or send a message to your members of Congress to thank or reprimand them depending on their vote history.

I hope you'll take a moment to explore and share our new National Environmental Scorecard website today at: scorecard.lcv.org

Thanks for helping us make a major splash with this release by getting the word out today.

Best,
Gene
Gene Karpinski
President
League of Conservation Voters
 

Past Member (0)
Wednesday February 20, 2013, 10:03 am
Thanks for sharing. Interesting.
 

Tamara Noforwardsplz (185)
Wednesday February 20, 2013, 10:08 am
Well, 2 out of 3 of my members ranked 83% or higher. Senator Baldwin came in at 94% and representative Moore came in at 83%. Ron Johnson came in with a big fat 0! Thanks J.L. Noted, twittered and google shared.
 

JL A. (286)
Wednesday February 20, 2013, 10:12 am
You are welcome Marianne. Thanks for putting it to use so quickly Tamara! You cannot currently send a star to Tamara because you have done so within the last week.
 

Jae A. (320)
Wednesday February 20, 2013, 2:08 pm
Out of our Ca. "Reps' those who rated in the 90's or above...all Dems. Our Dem. Senators rated 100% ..go figure huh :-) .

Interest chart/facts...thanks for finding and sharing J.L.
 

JL A. (286)
Wednesday February 20, 2013, 2:28 pm
Thanks for sharing the CA results, which should make it easier for other Californians to know their own with less effort, Jae! You cannot currently send a star to Jae because you have done so within the last week.
 

John B. (131)
Wednesday February 20, 2013, 2:39 pm
Thanks J.L. for the post and the link. This is going to be a great toll for me, thanks again. Read and viewed.
 

JL A. (286)
Wednesday February 20, 2013, 3:07 pm
You are welcome John. It should be a great tool for anyone holding their representatives accountable on environmental votes.You cannot currently send a star to John because you have done so within the last week.
 

Thomas P. (468)
Wednesday February 20, 2013, 3:49 pm
Noted...thanks J.L. I'm very proud of our senators here in NY.
 

Joe R. (190)
Thursday February 21, 2013, 2:29 am
Most interesting!
 

TomCat S. (223)
Thursday February 21, 2013, 3:35 am
Thanks Oregon does better in the Senate, because rural Eastern Oregon has a Republican Rep.
 

cecily w. (0)
Thursday February 21, 2013, 4:47 am
Thanks, J.L.. Once again, Missouri has a (very) few bright lights--and many who bring shame. (At least Akin and Emerson are gone.)
 

Ro H. (0)
Thursday February 21, 2013, 5:05 am
ty
 

Gloria picchetti (301)
Thursday February 21, 2013, 5:36 am
We are pround of Congressman Mike Quigley (D) Illinois. 100%!
 

John Gregoire (280)
Thursday February 21, 2013, 6:16 am
Sucks! Our guy is a 3% er.Our state of NY does better thanks to the majority and of course our two senators who score 93%
 

JL A. (286)
Thursday February 21, 2013, 7:08 am
You are welcome Thomas, TomCat, Cecily, and Ro.
You cannot currently send a star to Thomas because you have done so within the last week.
You cannot currently send a star to TomCat because you have done so within the last week.
You cannot currently send a star to John because you have done so within the last week.
 

Dave C. (235)
Thursday February 21, 2013, 8:04 am
Its fun....my were all in the 90s, but I can't explain why everyone can't be 100%.....hmmm.....could it be lobbyists for BIG POLLUTION......
 

JL A. (286)
Thursday February 21, 2013, 10:48 am
You cannot currently send a star to Dave because you have done so within the last week.
 
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