Endorsement: Evan Goyke for Assembly

July 19, 2012

Amber Meyer Smith, Program Director, 608.251.7020 ext. 16, 608.347.6026 (cell)
Mark Redsten, Board Member, 608.251.7020 ext. 12

MADISON — On behalf of its thousands of members across the state, Clean Wisconsin Action Fund proudly announced its endorsement of Evan Goyke for the 18th Assembly District today.

“Coming off a legislative session where many environmental protections were weakened or eliminated, electing leaders who will stand up for clean air and water is more important than ever,” said Mark Redsten, board member of the Clean Wisconsin Action Fund. “Evan Goyke is a leader we can trust to protect Wisconsin’s environment and stand up for the health of our families.”

Goyke believes “we must be great stewards of our environment.” In the 18th Assembly District, this means working for clean water and improving air quality, issues that are related to the health and quality of life of local residents. Goyke supports investments in local parks, transit options, the School of Freshwater Sciences and the Urban Ecology Center, as well as restoring the Menomonee River.

Goyke is also a strong supporter of clean energy and energy efficiency, which offer positive economic, environmental and health impacts.

“Clean energy businesses are already creating jobs in the 18th Assembly District and across Wisconsin,” said Redsten. “We need leaders like Evan Goyke in the Legislature who will vote to help these businesses grow and create more jobs.”

Every year Wisconsin sends more than $12 billion out of state to purchase fossil fuels. A recent poll conducted by a bipartisan research team found that nearly 9 out of 10 Wisconsin voters support increasing our use of wind and solar power, and 84 percent support requiring 30 percent of our electricity to come from renewable sources. The current standard requires 10 percent of Wisconsin’s electricity to come from renewable sources by 2015.

“Wisconsin voters want to move forward with clean energy,” said Redsten. “A vote for Evan Goyke is a vote to move us closer to a clean energy future.”