The California League of Conservation Voters (CLCV) is the non-partisan political action arm of California's environmental movement. CLCV's mission is to protect the environmental quality of the state by increasing public awareness of the environmental performance of all elected officials, working to elect environmentally responsible candidates, and holding them accountable to the environmental agenda once elected.
How do we do it? We educate voters. At the end of each legislative year, CLCV publishes the California Environmental Scorecard. The Scorecard is the definitive barometer of environmental politics in Sacramento, rating the performance of the California Legislature and the governor on key environmental legislation. Now in its 33rd year, the Scorecard is distributed to 30,000 CLCV members, other environmental organizations, and the news media.
On the electoral side, CLCV conducts rigorous research on candidates in order to make endorsements in key races. Our endorsements are backed with expertise, and we assist candidates with the media, fundraising, and grassroots organizing strategies they need to win. We also campaign to educate voters about candidates' environmental records.
Finally, CLCV is a legislative watchdog. Each year, we campaign for strong environmental legislation in Sacramento. We collaborate with other organizations on legislation of importance to the greater environmental community. We maintain a full time lobbying presence in Sacramento and work to make sure legislators hear from environmental voters.