Clinton/Gore '96





PRESS RELEASE
October 24, 1996

MORE THAN 100 ENVIRONMENTAL LEADERS FROM 35 STATES PRESENT ENDORSEMENT TO PRESIDENT CLINTON AND VICE PRESIDENT GORE

Washington, D.C. -- More than 100 environmental leaders from 35 states today announced their support for the reelection of President Clinton and Vice President Gore. They represent a broad spectrum of national leaders, community activists, business executives and tribal and Native Alaskan leaders. These individual endorsements follow the endorsement of the President and the Vice President by the Sierra Club, Clean Water Action and the League of Conservation Voters.

Vice President Gore remarked, "President Clinton and I will continue to fight for a clean and safe environment. We will not let Bob Doleís risky economic scheme devastate over 25 years of progress, by triggering a 40 percent across the board cut in environmental programs, such as cleanups of toxic waste sites, programs for safe drinking water and clean water, and funding for our national parks, forests, refuges, public lands and wildlife programs."

Speaking as a leader of the group, former Senator Gaylord Nelson, founder of Earth Day, praised President Clinton and Vice President Gore for the Clinton Administrationís leadership on environmental issues. "President Clinton and Vice President Gore have protected the Everglades, Yellowstone, Southern Utah, and the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge and they have earned the support of environmental leaders from across our great land."

Clinton/Gore Campaign Manager Peter S. Knight said, "The endorsements by these leaders is a strong acknowledgment of the Presidentís and Vice Presidentís commitment to the environment. We are very excited about the strong support from the environmental communities."

Prominent endorsers include Brent Blackwelder, who is President of Friends of the Earth; activist Bethine Church of Idaho; actor Ted Danson; musician Don Henley; lawyer Robert Kennedy, Jr.; author Margaret Murie; former Republican Governor Russell Peterson; Carl Pope, who is Executive Director of the Sierra Club; Mary Page Stegner of California; author Terry Tempest Williams; former U.S. Interior Secretary Stewart L. Udall; Ed Wayburn, who is Honorary President of the Sierra Club; and Mrs. Peggy Wayburn; Joe Pulliam, who is CEO of Dagger Canoe and Kayak; and Adam Werbach, who is President of the Sierra Club.

These endorsements were made by environmental leaders in their individual capacities and are not endorsements of the organizations for which they work. A complete list of endorsers is attached.

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ENVIRONMENTALISTS FOR CLINTON/GORE 96

Alaska
David R. Cline
Ralph Eluska, President, Akhiok-Kaguyak, Inc.
Sarah James

Arizona
Rob Elliott
Rob Smith, Sierra Club
Karan English, former Member of Congress
Michael F. McNulty

Arkansas
Kay Kelly Arnold
Sam Ledbetter
Richard H. Mason, former President, Arkansas Wildlife Federation
Tom McKinney, Sierra Club
Ellen T. Neaville

California
Judy Anderson, Sierra Club
Ted Danson, actor
Warner Chabot
Jim Dodson, Sierra Club
Bruce Hamilton, Sierra Club
Eldn Hughes, Sierra Club
Judy Jennings, Sierra Club
Carl Pope, Executive Director, Sierra Club
Norbert Riedy
Sam Schuchat, Executive Director, California League of Conservation Voters
Tom Soto, CEO PS Enterprises
Peggy and Ed Wayburn
Adam Werbach, President, Sierra Club
Nancy and Frank Wheat

Colorado
Maggie Fox, Sierra Club
Jim Martin
Carmi McLean, Clean Water Action
Ralph R. Peterson, CEO

Connecticut
Paul T. Jones, II
Dr. Vincent Rocco, CEO TRC Companies, Inc.

Delaware
The Honorable Russell Peterson, former Governor
Grace Pierce Beck

District of Columbia
Brent Blackwelder
Debbie Sease, Sierra Club
Daniel J. Weiss, Sierra Club

Florida
Teo A. Babun, Jr., CEO T. Babun Group, Inc.
Mary Barley, Save Our Everglades Alliance
Susan H. Caplowe
Richard L. Coleman, Sierra Club
Eric Draper

Georgia
Dr. Robert D. Bullard

Idaho
Bethine Church

Iowa
Joe Bolkconn, Sierra Club
Julianna Johnston
Deborah Neustadt, Sierra Club
Penny Thomson

Louisiana
Murray Lloyd
Marylee M. Orr

Maryland
Robert L. Aberman
Glen Besa, Sierra Club
Ajax Eastman
Melanie Griffin, Sierra Club
Marguerite Mayo, President and Founder, Montgomery County Green Democrats
Edmund and Jennifer Stanley

Massachusetts
Ted Williams, writer

Michigan
Mary C. Brown, former State Representative

Missouri
Robert Berkebile, Founding Chair, National Committee on the Environment

Montana
Dorothy Bradley
Sherman H. Janke, Sierra Club
James Posewitz

Nevada
Lindsey W. Manning, Tribal Chairman (1993-1996), Shoshone-Paiute Tribes of Duck Valley
Marjorie Sill, Sierra Club
Rose Strickland, Sierra Club

New Hampshire
J. Willcox Brown
Elaine Eakes, Sierra Club
Gary Hirshberg, CEO Stonyfield Farms, Inc.

New Jersey
Eugene Geer, New Jersey Environmental Federation--Vote Environment Committee
William R. Neil

New Mexico
Hon. Stewart L. Udall, Secretary of Interior (1961-1969)
Jim Baca, former director, Bureau of Land Management
Judith M. Espinosa, former State Secretary of Environment
Gregory S. Green
Van Perkins, Sierra Club
Sally Rogers, New Mexico Conservation Voters Alliance

New York
Robert Kennedy, Jr.

North Carolina
Joel B. Adams, Jr.
Dollie B. Burwell
Karen Gottovi
Bill Holman, Sierra Club
John Runkle, Conservation Council of North Carolina
Melvin M. Shepard, Jr.

Oregon
Anna Goldrich, Oregon League of Conservation Voters
Stephen R. McCarthy, Sierra Club Legal Defense Fund

Pennsylvania
Robert Wendelgass, Clean Water Action
Dennis R. Winters, Sierra Club

Rhode Island
Myrth York, Clean Water Action

South Carolina
William L. Want

Tennessee
W.J. Michael Cody, former State Attorney General
Melissa Poe
Joseph J. Pulliam, III, C.E.O. Dagger Canoe & Kayak Co.
Liane Russell
William H. Skelton

Texas
Don Henley

Utah
Norma Matheson
Mike Matz
Terry Tempest Williams
Mayor Ted Wilson

Virginia
Senator Joe Gartlan
Delegate W. Tayloe Murphy, Jr.
Judy Guse-Noritake
Peter Fox Penner
Justine K. Wolk

Washington
Bill Arthur, Sierra Club
Ed Zuckerman

Wisconsin
Gaylord Nelson, former U.S. Senator, founder of Earth Day
Nina Leopold Bradley
Brett Hulsey, Sierra Club

Wyoming
Margaret E. Murie

*The above are individual endorsements and does not reflect endorsements from affiliated organizations.





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