Our History & Mission

 

History

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.

Mission

CLCVEF protects California’s natural resources and improves the health of our communities. Our strategy is four-fold:

  • Increase the impact and effectiveness of the environmental community in Sacramento through Green California, an initiative that coordinates activities and policy priorities for 92 conservation and environmental organizations;
  • Support decision-maker education on the importance of environmental and conservation issues in their region;
  • Connect voters with legislators to validate the importance of environmental and conservation issues, especially in underserved communities and among nontraditional environmental allies; and
  • Conduct research on influential voter groups to better understand the pulse of California’s electorate on environmental and conservation issues.
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