League of Conservation Voters

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The League of Conservation Voters (LCV) is "the political voice of the national environmental movement and the only organization devoted full-time to shaping a pro-environment Congress and White House." The organization, founded by Marion Edey, serves as a network for 30 different affiliates located in various states. It was the top-spending, non-disclosing liberal group in the 2012 election cycle, according to the Center for Responsive Politics, investing about $11 million in political advertisements that expressly advocated for the election or defeat of federal candidates.[1]

The LCV boasts a track record of demonstrated ability "to use the democratic process to improve the environment." The LCV says that it has defeated 60 percent of the anti-environmental candidates targeted by its Dirty Dozen campaigns since 1996 and helped hundreds of environmental leaders to victory, both on Capitol Hill and at the ballot box.[2]

2012 Election Contributions

The League of Conservation voters has devoted $4.4 Million towards the defeat of the "Dirty Dozen," a group of Republicans who oppose environmental regulation.[3]


  • Patrick Collins serves as senior vice president of finance and amdministration. Collins is the Former chief financial officer at M + R Strategic Services, a Washington, D.C.-based public relations firm.
  • Navin Nayak serves as senior vice-president of campaigns. Nayak served as deputy campaign manager for Clean Energy Works, a national campaign to push for climate change legislation
  • Scott Nathan is the chairman of the Board of Directors. He is also the chief risk officer at Baupost Group, a Boston investment firm.
  • Deb Callahan, former President

Board of Directors

LCV lists its current Board on its website.[4] Current and some former Board members as of May 2013 include:

Former Board Members


In 2010, the League of Conservation Voters' total revenue was $19.5 million, with $19 million going towards expenses. It possessed $6.4 million in Net Assets.[5].


The League of Conservation Voters, Inc.
1920 L Street, NW, Suite 800
Washington, DC, 20036
Phone: 202-785-8683
Fax: 202-835-0491

Articles and Resources

Related SourceWatch Resources


  1. Center for Responsive Politics, League of Conservation Voters, OpenSecrets.org, accessed May 2013.
  2. League of Conservation Voters, Mission, organizational website, accessed May 2013.
  3. Reity O'Brienemail, Nonprofit profile: League of Conservation Voters Inc., Center for Public Integrity, October 3, 2012.
  4. League of Conservation Voters, Board, organizational website, accessed May 2013.
  5. League of Conservation Voters, Form 990, organizational IRS filing, 2010.