National Wildlife Federation Action Fund Endorses Virginia Legislative Candidates

National Wildlife Federation Action Fund Endorses Virginia Legislative Candidates

CONTACT: Mike Saccone, Communications Advisor, NWF Action Fund, SacconeM@nwf.org, 202-797-6634

WASHINGTON, D.C. (September 17, 2019) — The National Wildlife Federation Action Fund endorsed three candidates for the Virginia Legislature, calling their leadership essential for ensuring wildlife, clean water protections and conservation stewardship are at the center of the body’s work for the next two years. The Action Fund endorsed two members of the House of Delegates for re-election, Wendy Gooditis and Mike Mullin, and State Senate candidate Ghazala Hashmi.

These three endorsements are the latest the Action Fund has issued this year in Virginia. The organization endorsed Virginia Senator Emmett Hanger in May for his re-election bid.

“Now more than ever, we need champion for wildlife, water and clean energy leading our states. That’s why the National Wildlife Federation Action Fund is proud to endorse three candidates for the Virginia Legislature, Delegates Wendy Gooditis and Mike Mullin, as well as Dr. Ghazala Hashmi,” said Collin O’Mara, president and CEO of the National Wildlife Federation Action Fund. “Delegate Gooditis and Delegate Mullin both have demonstrated their enduring support for wildlife conservation, clean water protections and environmental stewardship, including prioritizing the state’s transition to clean energy. We’re also proud to endorse Dr. Hashmi for making environmental stewardship a centerpiece of her campaign to join the Virginia Senate.”

Visit our website at NWFActionFund.org.

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The National Wildlife Federation Action Fund (501(c)4) 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, (501(c)3) 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.