Diana Lawrence for State Assembly in Wisconsin District 56

Endorsements for my campaign

Candidates are surveyed by many organizations with the possibility of offering endorsements. I decided not to pursue endorsements during the Primary stage of my campaign. But I persued the endorsement by Sierra Club, and it was offered.

My interest in the Sierra Club endorsement is because I am a member and leader in the organization. It was because of my interest in the environment that I really became interested in becoming a candidate. It seemed to me that this endorsement was a litmus test for me.

This endorsement was not automatic. I had to respond to the same survey as other candidates, responding to issues about why I'd be the best possible choice for Sierra Club endorsement in this election cycle. Topics included oil pipeline companies using eminent domain; renewable energy; retiring coal power plants; transit and local road aid; a moratorium on new or expanded frac sand proposals; reinstating stronger environmental protections for metallic sulfide mining; restoring the Department of Natural Resources as an independent agency; reauthorizing Wisconsin's popular Knowles-Nelson stewardship program; legislation to create and fund a program to remove all lead pipes from residential and K-12 school buildings; restricting the spreading of manure to ensure safe drinking water from private wells based on scientific environmental factors; and other issues.

Although I have neither sought nor received endorsement by other organizations it is fair to assume that I will generally work for the same principals that other Democratic Party candidates work for. I will be working to properly represent the people of Wisconsin, and typically seeing issues through a progressive lens, like other Democrats. Nevertheless, I have an independent mind and will do what I believe is best for Wisconsin with the input of people in our district.

Participating in the New York City Climate March, September 21, 2014, along with 400,000 other environmentalists.

 Paid for by Diana Lawrence for State Assembly, 
Alan Lawrence, Treasurer