CLCV Education Fund educates, engages and empowers voters and decision makers to protect the air we breathe, the water we drink and the environmental values we share as Californians.
The California League of Conservation Voters Education Fund (CLCVEF) was established as a 501(c)3 organization in 1996 by a group of Californians concerned about the connection between a lack of engaged civic participation and negative consequences for the environment.
Since then, through programs focused on voter engagement and mobilization, issue advocacy, legislative accountability, and research and opinion polling, CLCVEF has provided the public, policymakers, and environmental advocates with the resources they need to make California’s air, water and natural resources cleaner and greener through the democratic process.
CLCVEF protects California’s natural resources and improves the health of our communities. Our strategy is three-fold:
- Increase the impact of organizations in the conservation, public health and environmental justice communities;
- Conduct public education campaigns that connect voters’ environmental values to the democratic process; and
- Facilitate civic engagement efforts that increase the strength of the voice and depth of the participation of pro-environment voters, especially in underrepresented communities.
“You don’t have to author the next big environmental bill or create the next innovation in clean energy tech to be extraordinary. You just have to participate and use your voice to have an impact on environmental progress. The CLCV Education Fund’s programs are designed to provide Californians with the ability to lead from wherever they are – whether it’s at their kitchen table or in the state Assembly or the Governor’s office. We provide voters and elected officials alike with the right tools to allow them to be extraordinary.”
- Sarah Rose, CEO