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.
### ENVIRONMENTALISTS FOR CLINTON/GORE 96
David R. Cline
Ralph Eluska, President, Akhiok-Kaguyak, Inc.
Rob Smith, Sierra Club
Karan English, former Member of Congress
Michael F. McNulty
Kay Kelly Arnold
Richard H. Mason, former President, Arkansas Wildlife Federation
Tom McKinney, Sierra Club
Ellen T. Neaville
Judy Anderson, Sierra Club
Ted Danson, actor
Jim Dodson, Sierra Club
Bruce Hamilton, Sierra Club
Eldn Hughes, Sierra Club
Judy Jennings, Sierra Club
Carl Pope, Executive Director, Sierra Club
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
Maggie Fox, Sierra Club
Carmi McLean, Clean Water Action
Ralph R. Peterson, CEO
Paul T. Jones, II
Dr. Vincent Rocco, CEO TRC Companies, Inc.
The Honorable Russell Peterson, former Governor
Grace Pierce Beck
District of Columbia
Debbie Sease, Sierra Club
Daniel J. Weiss, Sierra Club
Teo A. Babun, Jr., CEO T. Babun Group, Inc.
Mary Barley, Save Our Everglades Alliance
Susan H. Caplowe
Richard L. Coleman, Sierra Club
Dr. Robert D. Bullard
Joe Bolkconn, Sierra Club
Deborah Neustadt, Sierra Club
Marylee M. Orr
Robert L. Aberman
Glen Besa, Sierra Club
Melanie Griffin, Sierra Club
Marguerite Mayo, President and Founder, Montgomery County Green Democrats
Edmund and Jennifer Stanley
Ted Williams, writer
Mary C. Brown, former State Representative
Robert Berkebile, Founding Chair, National Committee on the Environment
Sherman H. Janke, Sierra Club
Lindsey W. Manning, Tribal Chairman (1993-1996), Shoshone-Paiute Tribes of Duck Valley
Marjorie Sill, Sierra Club
Rose Strickland, Sierra Club
J. Willcox Brown
Elaine Eakes, Sierra Club
Gary Hirshberg, CEO Stonyfield Farms, Inc.
Eugene Geer, New Jersey Environmental Federation--Vote Environment Committee
William R. Neil
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
Robert Kennedy, Jr.
Joel B. Adams, Jr.
Dollie B. Burwell
Bill Holman, Sierra Club
John Runkle, Conservation Council of North Carolina
Melvin M. Shepard, Jr.
Anna Goldrich, Oregon League of Conservation Voters
Stephen R. McCarthy, Sierra Club Legal Defense Fund
Robert Wendelgass, Clean Water Action
Dennis R. Winters, Sierra Club
Myrth York, Clean Water Action
William L. Want
W.J. Michael Cody, former State Attorney General
Joseph J. Pulliam, III, C.E.O. Dagger Canoe & Kayak Co.
William H. Skelton
Terry Tempest Williams
Mayor Ted Wilson
Senator Joe Gartlan
Delegate W. Tayloe Murphy, Jr.
Peter Fox Penner
Justine K. Wolk
Bill Arthur, Sierra Club
Gaylord Nelson, former U.S. Senator, founder of Earth Day
Nina Leopold Bradley
Brett Hulsey, Sierra Club
Margaret E. Murie
*The above are individual endorsements and does not reflect endorsements from affiliated organizations.
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