BERKELEY – Laurie Capitelli, Berkeley City Councilmember running for Mayor, announces the endorsement of the League of Conservation Voters of the East Bay.
“Laurie Capitelli is committed to standing up for a clean environment,” said Beth Gunston, President of the Board of Directors of the League of Conservation Voters of the East Bay. “Through his support for youth bus passes, his advocacy for safer streets for bicyclists and pedestrians, and his support for Bus Rapid Transit – Capitelli has consistently taken action to give East Bay residents healthy, sustainable transportation choices.”
“If we are going to combat climate change and reduce greenhouse gas pollution we have to give people attractive and appropriate alternatives to commuting in their cars,” says Capitelli. “Creating more homes that people can afford with easy access to jobs and transit is essential for a sustainable future. I am pleased that the League of Conservation Voters of the East Bay has recognized my advocacy for the environment and endorsed me for Mayor of Berkeley.”
The mission of the League of Conservation Voters of the East Bay is to further environmental and public health protections in Alameda and Contra Costa Counties by electing environmental leaders to local office.
Capitelli has been endorsed by outgoing Mayor Tom Bates, Senator Loni Hancock, UC Professor Robert Reich and former Assembly Member Nancy Skinner. “Berkeley can rely on Laurie Capitelli to continue Berkeley’s trailblazing environmental leadership,” says Skinner. “He will make climate protection and a healthy environment his top priorities.”