BOSTON – The Environmental League of Massachusetts Action Fund today endorsed Julian Cyr of Truro in the election for the Cape and Islands State Senate district, a credit to his commitment to the environment.
"It's important to have an environmental champion representing a district where the environment and the economy are so inextricably tied,” stated ELM Action Fund Executive Director Joe O’Brien. “He knows that in towns like Truro and across the state we need to build a clean energy economy that will power us into the future."
"Senator Cyr is a rising star in the next generation of state leadership. Representing a district vulnerable to climate change with abundant natural resources, he has been an effective voice calling for Massachusetts to lead. He understands the importance of our state investing in clean energy, sustainable transportation, and parks to help address climate change, create jobs, and build healthier communities,” said ELM Action Fund President Elizabeth Henry.
In his short tenure in the State Senate, Senator Cyr has already sponsored multiple environmental bills and amendments including a bill to help save taxpayers $1 billion in property tax relief for the cost of wastewater management over the next 50 years and an amendment allowing municipalities the ability to enter into long-term renewable energy contracts, and provide financing for such projects, on behalf of their residents and businesses.
“I want to thank the Environmental League of Massachusetts, with its proven record of longstanding advocacy for protecting the Commonwealth’s land, water and public health, for their endorsement – it is quite an honor,” said Senator Cyr. “I am proud to represent a district where the environment is critical and integral to our quality of life and the health of our economy. The Cape and Islands is a beautifully stunning coastal region and I will work hard to protect our water and natural resources.”
Senator Cyr got an early start in public advocacy at 16 years old, organizing a student-led effort at town meetings in Brewster, Eastham, Orleans, and Wellfleet to fully fund quality education in local public schools. Later, Julian led grassroots organizing on the Cape & Islands for Governor Deval Patrick’s and President Barack Obama’s successful re-election campaigns. He interned at the White House, contributing to green jobs policy and energy efficiency in the Obama Administration at the Council on Environmental Quality. To learn more about Senator Cyr, please visit his website at juliancyr.com.
The ELM Action Fund is a nonpartisan organization that helps pass laws that protect our environmental legacy, hold our elected officials accountable, and work to build the political power of the environmental community. To learn more about our work and our recent electoral victories visit www.elmaction.org/campaigns.