League of Conservation Voters Education Fund

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League of Conservation Voters Education Fund (LCVEF) is a progressive, non-partisan organization founded in 1996 that aims to promote the environmental movement messages and agenda. Though it is non-partisan, it typically leans toward Democratic Party candidates, aiming to mobilize citizens as informed voters and advocates for sound environmental policies, thereby increasing the influence of the environmental majority on the national, state and local levels.[1]

Division of LCV

The LCVEF is the foundation extension of the League of Conservation Voters.[2]

The education fund has trained more than 1,000 grassroots leaders, sponsored almost 40 state-based and national opinion polls, and helped hundreds of coalitions promote issue campaigns on topics like clean water in Florida to energy in Alaska. It uses research and technical channels with its experience in bringing strategic methods to grassroots campaigns.[1]


The LCVEF considers itself a grassroots organization that wishes to motivate those citizens concerned with environmental issues and environmental organizations to participate in the political process. It has a network of partner organizations to provide tools and training for people to take part in so that the environmental movement's agenda advances.

The organization utilizes training, technology, research, and public education programs to strengthen the capacity of environmental and other progressive organizations in 30 states. It directly contacts voters, helps enroll voters to vote through absentee ballot, advances ballot initiatives, and maintains on-the-ground partnerships with allied groups.[1]


Gene Karpinski serves as the President and Patrick Collins serves as Vice President of Finance & Administration. Rich Thomas serves as the group's General Counsel & Senior Vice-President while Tony Massaro serves Senior Vice President Political Affairs and Public Education and Ed Zuckerman serves as Senior VP for State Capacity Buliding.[3]

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