The North Carolina League of Conservation Voters works at the intersection of environmental protection and political action. We build a political environment that protects our natural environment. And our people.
When lawmakers carry water for the polluters over the people, we take them on. And in their place, we support leaders who will fight for clean air and water for all North Carolinians. We engage in direct electoral advocacy, endorse pro-environment candidates, and employ strategic field programs to help those candidates over the finish line. At the General Assembly, we act as your eyes, ears, and voice, advocating for pragmatic, just environmental policies that protect the health of our communities and contribute to a strong economy.
We are part of a 30-state Conservation Voters Movement headed by the national LCV chapter. We also work in partnership with other environmental, labor, and advocacy organizations whose interests and goals align with our own. A particular focus is on environmental justice; communities of color are disproportionately victimized by big polluters and the public policies which enable them.
We have made significant gains in recent years. Because of our work, there is a growing crop of environmental champions in the General Assembly, helping stem the tide of bad bills. And now we have a new governor who is taking on the polluters and those politicians who do their bidding.
But our work is far from over. We hope this year, our 50th as an organization, will be a watershed year for us. We have a tremendous opportunity to elect new environmental champions to replace the legislative leaders who have done so much damage to our beautiful state.
Will you help us? Here’s how:
- Become a member.
- Attend our annual Green Tie Award event. Our biggest fundraising event of the year, featuring special guest First Lady Kristin Cooper, will be held on May 23rd in Raleigh.
- Join our Conservation Insider and Hotlist Bulletin email lists to stay in-the-know about the environmental issues and bills impacting our state.
- Follow us on Facebook and Twitter, and share our content with your friends.
- Check out our legislative scorecards, which assess state lawmakers’ environmental records. When you and your friends go vote, make sure they know where our leaders stand.