Riverside, CA - The Sierra Club announced its endorsement of Rep. Raul Ruiz for reelection to the U.S. Congress for California’s 36th Congressional District, based on his strong record of protecting clean air and water, developing clean energy jobs, and preserving wild desert lands.
“Rep. Raul Ruiz has shown he’s dedicated to protecting our clean air and clean water and promoting local opportunities for clean energy jobs,” said Jono Hildner, Political Chair of the San Gorgonio Chapter of the Sierra Club. “He’s shown that he understands the importance of clean air and clean water for the health of our families, and the value of protecting wild places like Joshua Tree National Park. On promoting clean energy technologies that provide jobs in California, like rooftop solar panels and energy efficiency, Rep. Ruiz has been way ahead of the curve. Riverside County couldn’t ask for a more effective leader on local environmental issues than Rep. Raul Ruiz, and we are proud to endorse his candidacy for reelection in 2014.”
In Congress, Rep. Ruiz has voted to support clean energy and energy efficiency, protect clean water, and oppose unregulated fracking. He has also opposed fast-tracking for the Keystone XL pipeline and voted against bills to undermine government oversight of air and water pollution.
“Rep. Raul Ruiz has emerged as a strong environmental voice on clean air and water, clean energy jobs, and the need to protect our wild places,” said David Scott, Sierra Club President. “He’s been a valuable ally against threats to public health like the Keystone XL pipeline and unregulated fracking, and he’s shown vision in developing the economic benefits of clean energy. The Sierra Club is proud to endorse Rep. Ruiz for reelection in 2014.”
California’s 36th Congressional District includes the communities of Palm Springs, Palm Desert, Rancho Mirage, Indian Wells, and others.
The Sierra Club has 2.1 million members and supporters nationwide, and the San Gorgonio Chapter, which covers Riverside and San Bernardino Counties, has more than 5,000 members.