Sierra Club endorses Patsy Keever

Asheville, NC – Today the Sierra Club announced their endorsement of Rep. Patsy Keever, Democratic nominee for the U.S. House in North Carolina’s 10th Congressional District.

“When looking at the environmental and economic issues our nation faces over the next few years, it’s more important now than ever to have leaders in Congress that can make a difference. Patsy Keever is that kind of leader,” said Ken Brame, Chair of Sierra Club of Western North Carolina. “Patsy is someone who will do more than just say the right things, she will deliver results on the issues important to the families of the 10th Congressional District, such as creating a clean economy, addressing climate change and passing legislation to protect our air, water and wild places.”

The Sierra Club is America’s largest grassroots environmental organization with more than 1.4 million members and supporters nationwide. Since 1892, the Sierra Club has been working to protect communities, wild places and the planet itself.

“I am proud to have the Sierra Club’s support for my campaign for Congress,” said Keever. “I have consistently fought for clean air and water and was recently honored for having one of the strongest environmental voting records among all state legislators for the 2011 Legislative Long Session. In Congress, I will work tirelessly to pursue clean energy alternatives—like wind, solar and energy conservation—that will help create good jobs here in North Carolina while bringing down gas prices and reducing our dependence on foreign oil.”

The Sierra Club’s endorsement adds to a growing list of elected officials and organizations supporting Keever, including the Women’s Campaign Fund, Democracy for America, Rep. Raul Grijalva (D-AZ), co-chair of the Congressional Progressive Caucus, Blue America, Western North Carolina Central Labor Council/AFL-CIO and North Carolina League of Conservation Voters.

Rep. Patsy Keever (NC-115) is the Democratic nominee for the U.S. House of Representatives in North Carolina’s 10th Congressional District. Keever taught in the public schools for more than 25 years and served on the Buncombe County Board of Commissioners for 12 years. In 2010, Keever was elected to the North Carolina House of Representatives from NC District 115.