For Immediate Release

Collin Rees,
Sam Bernhardt,

National Environmental Groups Endorse Luz Rivas for Congress
Assemblywoman Will Be Strong Voice for Real Climate Solutions

WASHINGTON — A group of national environmental advocacy organizations is endorsing Assemblywoman Luz Rivas’ campaign for California’s 29th Congressional District. Food & Water Action, Oil Change U.S., Center for Biological Diversity Action Fund, Friends of the Earth Action, Zero Hour and Climate Hawks Vote spoke out in support of Assemblywoman Rivas’ bid.

Rivas is running for the vacant seat left by retiring Congressman Antonio Cárdenas. She began her career as an electrical engineer, eventually winning a seat in California’s State Assembly where she would chair the Natural Resources committee.

Collin Rees, Political Director at Oil Change U.S., said: 
“Luz Rivas has a deep understanding of environmental injustice and a fierce vision for a bold, people-centered approach to ending the fossil fuel era and building a world where all can thrive. We need more members of Congress with Assemblymember Rivas’s understanding of the harms of carbon capture and storage and other harmful fossil fuel industry scams.” 

Ariel Moger, Government & Political Affairs Director at Friends of the Earth Action, said: 
“Friends of the Earth Action is elated to endorse Luz Rivas, an incredibly effective elected leader and environmental justice advocate. Her experience and expertise prove she would be an invaluable champion for people and the planet in Washington. We sincerely hope that California voters will join us in supporting Rivas’ bid for Congress.”

Sam Bernhardt, Political Director at Food & Water Action, said: 
“Luz Rivas has an unmatched understanding of the dangers of scam policies like carbon capture and sequestration, and she has the background in engineering to serve as the expert spokesperson we need in the nation’s capital where, unfortunately, far too many elected officials remain uneducated on the issue.”

Karuna Jaggar, California Political Director at Center for Biological Diversity Action, said: 
“Luz Rivas has a remarkable record of success during her time in the California legislature, and she’ll certainly bring that fierce dedication to Congress. Her background in engineering and deep understanding of climate science will prove critical as we fight to avoid the worst harms of the climate catastrophe. Rivas is exactly the type of person we need in Congress, and we’re proud to endorse her.”

Zanagee Artis, Executive Director at Zero Hour, said: 
“Luz Rivas boasts a remarkable understanding of the scientific underpinnings of the climate crisis and will be the champion for environmental justice that California’s 29th district needs in Congress. We have no doubt that she will lead with both people and planet at the forefront of her decision-making.”

RL Miller, Political Director at Climate Hawks Vote, said: 
“Luz Rivas is a rare combination of working class, environmental justice heart, and climate science smarts. We’re looking forward to working with her in Congress. I’ve known Luz and worked with her in the California legislature, where she’s been an effective lawmaker championing solid science-based policies.”


Oil Change U.S. is a national organization focused on exposing the true costs of fossil fuels, supporting real climate leadership, and building a just, equitable, and renewable energy future in the United States. Oil Change U.S. is one of several organizations that coordinates the national No Fossil Fuel Money pledge. For more information, please visit

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