Voters Should Support Wildlife, Climate Champion Governor Gavin Newsom

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

WASHINGTON, D.C. (July 28, 2021) — The National Wildlife Federation Action Fund urged California voters to stand with California Governor Gavin Newsom in the upcoming recall election. The partisan and wasteful recall effort not only targets one of the nation’s wildlife champions, but also threatens to sideline his essential work to recover wildlife, act on climate, and conserve and restore the Golden State’s land and water.

“Governor Newsom is one of America’s greatest wildlife champions and has achieved monumental progress for people and wildlife alike,” said Collin O’Mara, president and CEO of the National Wildlife Federation Action Fund. “The challenges we face — from climate-fueled wildfires and drought to America’s wildlife crisis — require serious leaders like Governor Newsom, not partisan gimmicks. The only thing California voters should recall when they vote on September 14 is how Governor Newsom has been an unwavering champion for the Golden State’s wildlife and way of life.”

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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.