For the first time in its history, the Michigan League of Conservation Voters is weighing in on the race for Secretary of State.
Michigan LCV is endorsing Jocelyn Benson
for the important statewide office due to her impressive qualifications, her commitment to a fair and non-partisan electoral process, and her recognition of the role the Secretary of State plays in conservation issues across the state.
“Building a sustainable economy and protecting our state’s valuable natural resources requires maximum voter participation," said Bob Martel, chair of the Michigan LCV Board of Directors.
"In Michigan, the duty to ensure fair and robust elections falls to the Secretary of State. Therefore, we need to elect a person to this office who will make it as easy as possible for every eligible citizen to vote. Jocelyn Benson is the candidate who will make that happen.
"Too many voters face barriers to their ability to vote: The inner-city mothers who are unable to take time off between jobs, the Northern Michigan farmers who must travel dozens of miles to reach their polling place, or the soldiers overseas who traded hiking boots for combat boots.
"These citizens all have an enormous stake in Michigan’s environment and we firmly believe that Jocelyn Benson is the candidate who will make their ability to vote that much easier. We have confidence that Michigan LCV’s mission of promoting our state’s clean energy jobs and high quality of life will only benefit from more voters speaking on these issues.”
Benson said, “I am proud to accept Michigan LCV’s endorsement. We all know that one of Michigan's greatest assets is our natural resources, and I greatly appreciate all that they do to help ensure that we protect them for future generations.
"As Secretary of State, I will work with the League so that we can ensure that government is on the side of the people, working to save our citizens time and money and protecting our state from the corrosive influence of corporate spending in elections."