“We know the vast majority of Washingtonians believe in taking bold action to protect and preserve our environment and public health – but we also know that voter turnout is at historic lows; 6 of 10 Washingtonians did not vote in last year’s election.” Said Shannon Murphy, President of Washington Conservation Voters in a statement. “Tina Podlodowski will bring needed reforms to our election system and work to engage a broader swath of Washingtonians in our democracy. We are confident she will bring overlooked reforms back to the forefront and invest in a voting system that works for Washington Voters.”
Washington Conservation Voters is the statewide political voice for the environment. WCV works to elect environmentally responsible candidates to state and local offices. Working with allies in the community, they advocate for strong environmental policies and hold our elected officials accountable during the legislative session. Through its political work Washington is strengthening laws that safeguard the health of communities, the beauty of our state, and our economic future.
Statement from Tina Podlodowski on receiving WCV’s endorsement:
“Washington Conservation Voters’ support is very important to me and I am honored by this endorsement,” said Tina Podlodowski, Democrat running for Washington Secretary of State. “Our voting system is not working as intended and the voters of Washington deserve a leader who will fight for them. Most people in Washington believe that we should have clean water, fresh air, and healthy lands, but the majority of Washingtonians are not voting –there are 1.5 million people who are eligible to vote who are not even registered. We need these voices at the decision making table. I will fight for every citizen to have equal access to the right to vote because the more people who participate, the stronger our democracy.”
(Endorsements from Washington Conservation Voters in other races – including Governor, Lieutenant Governor, and Attorney General– are available here.).
Nick Abraham, WCV Communications Manager
Maddie Foutch, Campaign Manager