Conservation Group Praises Work to Protect Hawaii’s Environment

HONOLULU, HAWAII – The Sierra Club of Hawaii today announced its endorsement of Tulsi Gabbard (D-HI) in the 2014 U.S. House election.

“We are pleased to endorse Tulsi Gabbard,” said Robert Harris, Director of the Sierra Club of Hawaii. “She’s been a solid champion for Hawai’i families’ health, air, food and water as the Congressional District 2 Representative.”

Representative Tulsi Gabbard is a standout Congressional members and the Vice Chair of the Democratic National Committee, an unusual honor for a freshman House member and indicative of her dynamic and effective representation. Since entering the House, Tulsi Gabbard has been steadfast in rebutting calls to build the Keystone XL pipeline. She’s instead used her leadership platform to advocate for increasing America’s renewable energy supply. She’s also a strong champion for organic agriculture and GMO labeling.

“Tulsi Gabbard is a clear leader on environmental issues,” said Sierra Club of Hawaii Vice-Chair Lucienne de Naie. “She understands the importance of protecting Hawaii’s special places, and helping preserve our environment for Hawaii’s keiki.”

Along with the endorsement, the Sierra Club will lend its volunteer strength to Rep Tulsi Gabbard’s campaign.

“Sierra Club’s many members will work hard to ensure Rep Tulsi Gabbard is reelected,” said Steven Lee Montgomery, Political Co-Chair. “We will speak as often as possible about her excellent environmental record. With so many solid reasons for voters to return her to the House, we feel confident she will return and continue to build seniority in Congress. Due to the many advantages of longevity in Congress, one good term deserves another.”

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Sierra Club of Hawaii
Founded in 1968, the Sierra Club of Hawaii is the state’s largest and most active grassroots environmental organization. The Club actively promotes reducing the impacts of global climate change by encouraging the development of clean renewable energy, reducing the use of fossil fuels, and ensuring our fragile native habitat is protected from harm.