B-ROLL: Sierra Club Endorses Hawaii Representative Tulsi Gabbard for Congress

For Immediate Release
May 24, 2018

Honolulu, HI--The Sierra Club has announced its continued support for Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard (HI-02) in her campaign for re-election. Tulsi has again earned the endorsement of the Sierra Club's National Political Team and Sierra Club's Hawai`i Chapter because of her strong commitment and record of fighting to protect our environment and promoting policies that further clean energy, address climate change, and protect the natural and cultural resources on which Hawai`i depends.

Dr. Jonathan Likeke Scheuer, Political Committee Chair of the Sierra Club of Hawai`i, said, "The Sierra Club is pleased to again endorse Rep. Tulsi Gabbard for her re-election to Congress. She has been a reliable voice and vote for the environment, even in the face of an administration hostile to environmental protection. We look forward to ever greater leadership from her on clean energy, climate change, freshwater, and the protection of the natural and cultural resources on which Hawai`i depends."

Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard said, "I am grateful for the continued support of the Sierra Club and its members, and for the work that they do every day in Hawai`i and across the country to protect our environment. There are many threats to our environment posed by those who are motivated by greed rather than need, negatively impacting current and future generations. We must remain vigilant in our care for Mother Earth, and protect the limited natural resources available to us. Together, as stewards of the environment, we will continue to work together to protect our water, air, and 'aina."

The Sierra Club of Hawai'i is one of the oldest and most effective grassroots environmental organizations in the islands. Founded in 1968, they currently have more than 16,000 members and supporters volunteering to help people better explore, enjoy, and protect Hawaii's unique environment and wildlife. Nationally, the Sierra Club community includes more than 3 million members and volunteers.

Background

Tulsi Gabbard is a lifelong environmentalist, who has served as the U.S. Representative for Hawaii's Second Congressional District since 2013, and is running for re-election.