Green Wave 2020: Conservation Organizations Prioritize Joint Effort in Michigan

National Wildlife Federation Action Fund, EDF Action, LCV, NRDC Action Fund, Sierra Club Join Forces to Mobilize Members in Support of Environmental Champions

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Contact: Mike Saccone, Communications Advisor, NWF Action Fund,, 202-797-6634

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (October 13, 2020) — The National Wildlife Federation Action Fund and four peer conservation organizations are working to mobilize voters for environmental champions in Michigan. The joint effort, Green Wave 2020, is a partnership between the National Wildlife Federation Action Fund and EDF Action, LCV, NRDC Action Fund, and the Sierra Club.

Michigan is one of the 15 states where Green Wave 2020 is boosting candidates in 30 races where one candidate is supporting common-sense climate action and conservation solutions and her or his opponent is not. In coordination with individual campaigns, organizers will work to mobilize the groups’ members to volunteer on the elections and help the environmental community build a Green Wave that is big and strong enough to turn the tide in Washington D.C.

“Climate change is one of the most pressing issues of our time and it is critical that leaders in Congress are prepared to take action,” said U.S. Rep. Haley Stevens (D-Mich.). “Over the last two years I’ve done just that. I am proud to be in this fight with all the Green Wave 2020 groups and appreciate their help on my campaign. I look forward to working with my constituents and key organizations to act on climate and many other pressing environmental problems in the next congress.”

“In Michigan, we know how precious a clean environment is for the air we breathe and the water we drink,” said Kevin Fisher, a Green Wave 2020 volunteer. “I want to make sure we have elected officials who will fight to protect our communities from dangerous toxins like PFAS and lead in our drinking water and so I’m volunteering and doing everything I can to help elect environmental champions in November who will work for a cleaner, safer, and healthier future for all families.”

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The National Wildlife Federation Action Fund (a 501(c)(4) organization) works to raise the visibility of key conservation issues with voters and elected officials. Through grassroots action and focused legislative campaigns, the National Wildlife Federation Action Fund advocates for wildlife and outdoor enthusiasts from all walks of life and political stripes to ensure they have a voice in the democratic process.

To ensure a big tent for our shared conservation values, we remain fiercely bi-partisan and put conservation of our air, water, land and wildlife above political party.  We believe in bi-partisan solutions, and welcome all who are stewards of the earth to join us. We advocate for natural resource protection, wildlife conservation and outdoor education to meet our top goals of protecting wildlife and wild places and connecting people with nature.

The National Wildlife Federation Action Fund is the sister organization to the National Wildlife Federation (a 501(c)(3) organization), America’s largest wildlife conservation organization. The National Wildlife Federation has been on the front lines for wildlife since 1936, fighting for the conservation values that are woven into the fabric of our nation’s heritage.