September 25, 2014

Debbie Dingell, Democratic candidate for the U.S. House of Representatives from Michigan’s 12th District, has been endorsed by the National Wildlife Federation (NWF) Action Fund. With over 4 million members, the NWF is the largest conservation organization in the country.

“Debbie Dingell’s strong commitment to conservation and the value she places on protecting wildlife for our children’s future will make her a strong advocate in Washington,” said Andy Buchsbaum, Interim Executive Director of the NWF Action Fund. “She understands how vital the Great Lakes are to Michigan’s families, economy, and way of life and how threats like climate change can damage them. We look forward to working with her to protect the Great Lakes and advance strong climate solutions that will promote cleaner energy sources, jobs, and a safer, more sustainable future for our children.”

“I am honored to be endorsed by the National Wildlife Federation Action Fund,” Dingell said. “Future generations will judge us based on our stewardship of the environment and what we did to protect it for those who will follow in our footsteps. If elected to the Congress I will be steadfast in supporting policies that will promote a more sustainable future for our children.”

The National Wildlife Federation Action Fund works to raise the visibility of key conservation issues with voters and elected officials. Through grassroots action and focused legislative campaigns, the NWF Action Fund advocates for wildlife and outdoor enthusiasts from all walks of life and political stripes to ensure they have a voice in the democratic process. Among the policies they advocate for are climate solutions, natural resource protection, wildlife conservation and outdoor education with the goal of confronting climate change, protecting wildlife habitats and connecting people with nature.

Debbie Dingell is President of D2 Strategies and chair of the Wayne State University Board of Governors, to which she was elected statewide in 2006. An active civic and community leader, she is a recognized national advocate for women and children. She resides in Dearborn with her husband Congressman John D. Dingell of Michigan. She holds both a B.S.F.S. in Foreign Services and an M.S. in Liberal Studies from Georgetown University.