Press Release • 12/6/2022
Conservation Voters of Pennsylvania Executive Director Molly Parzen has issued the following statement in response to Gov.-Elect Josh Shapiro's decision to appoint CVPA Political and Legislative Director Katie Blume to his transition team.
News Article • 12/6/2022 • by Molly Parzen at Bucks County Beacon
What voters want isn’t that surprising: a plan to fight climate change while creating jobs, help to mitigate flooding and sprawl, and investments to preserve open space and protect the water we drink and the air we breathe.
Press Release • 11/9/2022
Governor-elect Shapiro has long been a friend and ally of the environmental community. Josh Shapiro's victory represents a sweeping vindication – not just for the environment over powerful corporate interests but also for democracy itself.
News Article • 11/4/2022 • by Susan Phillips at State Impact
Citing “existential crises” related to climate change and environmental protection, national environmental groups are pouring millions of dollars into Pennsylvania mid-term races.
“We’ve spent vastly more money on elections in this state than we have before,” said Molly Parzen, executive director of Conservation Voters of Pennsylvania. “This is such an existential election for environmental issues in this state, particularly at the top of the ticket with the governor’s race. This has always been a must-win race for us.”
Environmental groups help voters connect the dots on economic, environmental issues ahead of Election Day
News Article • 11/3/2022 • by CASSIE MILLER at Pennsylvania Capital-Star
Climate change and the economy are interrelated issues. That’s the point environmental groups across Pennsylvania are trying to make to voters ahead of the Nov. 8 general election.
In a virtual briefing on Thursday, Katie Blume, political and policy director for Conservation Voters of Pennsylvania, and Dan Taylor, Appalachian regional field organizer for Blue Green Alliance, explained how they are engaging with voters on environmental issues such as climate change ahead of the election.
News Article • 10/11/2022 • by Molly Parzen at Bucks County Beacon
The Bucks County Planning Commission is currently developing its Bucks 2040 Comprehensive Plan: the first update to the county’s master plan since 2011. It will have a tremendous impact on the quality of life for Bucks County residents. So we’re calling on county officials to make a special effort to address long-standing racial and socioeconomic disparities by focusing on increasing open space in communities that have long been excluded.
News Article • 10/9/2022 • by Cassie Miller at Pennsylvania Capital-Star
Pennsylvania is missing out on millions of dollars in revenue from carbon-allowance auctions that are part of a multi-state initiative to combat climate change as legal challenges to the commonwealth’s involvement in the initiative continue.
Press Release • 10/9/2022
Today, LCV Victory Fund’s state affiliates are announcing a $3.3 million investment in governors races across the country. Ads in Pennsylvania will contrast Doug Mastriano’s record voting against pollution safeguards and for oil company tax breaks with Attorney General Josh Shapiro’s record holding big polluters accountable for water and public safety violations and fighting Trump-era EPA efforts to weaken federal protections. Mastriano is also on the 2022 Dirty Dozen in the States.
Press Release • 8/30/2022
Two environmental political action committees are launching a $500,000 independent expenditure campaign today in support of Josh Shapiro, the Democratic nominee for governor in Pennsylvania.
The television ads by Conservation Voters of PA Victory Fund and NRDC Action Votes feature a nurse describing the harmful effects of air pollution on her patients and Republican Doug Mastriano’s opposition to action that would help curb that pollution.
Press Release • 8/12/2022
The House of Representatives has joined the Senate in taking a tremendous step forward in the fight against climate change by sending the Inflation Reduction Act to President Biden for his signature.