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SACRAMENTO, CA — Today, California Environmental Voters (EnviroVoters) released the following statement on Senator Dianne Feinstein announcing her retirement. She will not run for reelection in 2024 and will continue to serve out her current term in office.
Statement from Mike Young, Political and Organizing Director, California Environmental Voters:
“As California’s longest-serving senator and the country’s longest-serving woman senator, Senator Feinstein leaves behind a legacy of three decades in office and announces her retirement with a lifetime score of 91% on the League of Conservation Voters’ National Environmental Scorecard.
We haven’t always agreed with her decisions but there is no question she played a crucial role in conservation and land management. Senator Feinstein is a true desert protection champion and successfully defending Joshua Tree National Park from corporations working to privatize its aquifers is just one of the latest examples of her continued leadership on that front.
The senator also leaves behind a legacy of leaders, as her office is one where many California climate champions, like Alex Padilla, got their start. As we look back at her service in gratitude, we also look forward to making major strides on conservation, green agriculture, and supreme court appointments by the end of her term in 2024. Our state needs California leaders to secure sustainable funding to address the climate crisis and continue to push bold policies that transition us off fossil fuels and towards a better future.”
ABOUT CALIFORNIA ENVIRONMENTAL VOTERS
California Environmental Voters (formerly the California League of Conservation Voters) believes the climate crisis is here and this moment requires transformative change. California has the policy solutions to stop climate change but lacks the political will to do it at the rate and scale that’s necessary. EnviroVoters exists to build the political power to solve the climate crisis, advance justice, and create a roadmap for global action. We organize voters, elect and train candidates, and hold lawmakers accountable for bold policy change. We won’t stop until we have resilient, healthy, thriving communities, and a democracy and economy that is just and sustainable for all. Join us at www.envirovoters.org and on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram. See more press releases.