Conservation Voters of Pennsylvania

Josh McNeil, Executive Director –

For forty years, the League of Conservation Voters (LCV) has filled a unique niche in the environmental community – working to pass laws that will protect the environment and to elect environmental candidates to support such policies. LCV holds politicians accountable for their actions, publishing the National Environmental Scorecard to highlight and record the votes taken by Members of Congress. Employing cutting edge political tactics and technologies, LCV works to support those who have supported clean air, water and energy and to defeat those who put polluters first.

In September 2009, LCV began to help build a new state-based partner organization, Conservation Voters of Pennsylvania (CVPA). Using proven methods from successful conservation voter leagues in 33 other states, CVPA will bring the same accountability to PA, strengthening the political power of the environmental community and creating a cleaner, safer Keystone State.

Common Cause Pennsylvania

Barry Kauffman, Senior Advisor –

Common Cause Pennsylvania (CCPA) is the vanguard government reform organization in Pennsylvania. We are a non-profit non-partisan citizen-led advocacy organization working to hold government accountable and make government responsive to the needs of its citizens. For over four decades CCPA has worked to build a better democracy at the state, local and national levels through citizen action. CCPA provides leadership through grassroots organizing, creative coalition building, aggressive lobbying, in-depth research, public education, and when necessary, through litigation.

For over four decades, Common Cause Pennsylvania has been leading the charge to clean up Pennsylvania government, providing citizen oversight of its political processes, and working to modernize its elections.