LOS ANGELES, CA — In response to Governor Gavin Newsom appointing Laphonza Butler to the U.S. Senate to represent California, California Environmental Voters (EnviroVoters) and the League of Conservation Voters (LCV) released the following statements:

“We extend major congratulations to Laphonza Butler on her historic appointment, making her California’s first openly LGBTQ+ Senator and only the second Black woman to represent our state in the Senate,” said EnviroVoters Political and Organizing Director Mike Young. “As president of EMILY’s List and a former labor leader, Butler is a known advocate and we look forward to working with her on the progressive values she’s represented throughout her career.” 

“Congratulations to Laphonza Butler on her historic appointment to the U.S. Senate,” said LCV President Gene Karpinski. “Laphonza has been a great partner during her time at California SEIU and EMILY’s List, and we look forward to continuing our partnership in the Senate, fighting for climate action, environmental justice, clean energy jobs and a strong democracy.”



Erika Guzman Cornejo



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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.

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