The New Jersey Sierra Club, which has 20,000 members in the state, has endorsed Mikie Sherrill for Congress in New Jersey’s 11th District.
“We need a congressperson who will stand up to the environment here and across the country and we believe Mikie will do just that. She will support legislation that will create green jobs and protect our air and water in New Jersey. She will oppose new oil and offshore drilling. She will also support climate smart strategies rather than high carbon or dirty fuels systems to tackle climate change,” said Jeff Tittel, Director of the New Jersey Sierra Club. “We believe she will be an environmental leader and champion for the people of her district. Mikie will fight for New Jersey’s environment, public health, and economy and we fully endorse her for U.S Congress in the 2018 election.”
Sherill, a retired Navy helicopter pilot and federal prosecutor, says that the Trump administration and GOP congressional leadership “are putting our future at risk by feeding us a false choice between creating jobs, fighting climate change, and keeping our air and water clean.
“Here in New Jersey, we know that investing in clean energy technology will make our state stronger,” Sherrill said. “I am proud to have the endorsement of the Sierra Club and look forward to bringing new leadership to Washington to protect our planet and grow the clean energy economy here in New Jersey.”
Sherill is seeking the seat of retiring Rep. Rodney Frelinghuysen (R-Harding).