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New Jersey LCV Hosting Special Celebration Honoring State Senators Loretta Weinberg and Kip Bateman 


TRENTON – The New Jersey League of Conservation Voters will host a special recognition celebration on Tuesday, Oct. 5 to honor State Senators Loretta Weinberg and Kip Bateman upon their retirement from the New Jersey state legislature. The event will take place at the Chateau Grande Hotel, 670 Cranbury Road, East Brunswick, starting at 6 p.m.

“We cannot have clean air, safe drinking water, and open space without the leadership of environmental champions like Loretta Weinberg and Kip Bateman. That’s why New Jersey LCV is thrilled to recognize them for their achievements and bold action in the state legislature,” said Ed Potosnak, Executive Director, New Jersey LCV. “Senators Weinberg and Bateman have consistently put people over polluters. With their retirement, we are losing major forces in the legislature, and we need more lawmakers on both sides of the aisle to step up to take their place as bold, steadfast environmental champions.”

The evening of celebration will have an open bar and light bites. The event is also a fundraiser for the New Jersey LCV Political Action Committee. Tickets range in price from $35 for young professionals to $2,500 for a Host. For more information about the event and how to purchase a ticket go to

New Jersey LCV plans to run its largest electoral campaign this year with the goal of electing environmental champions who will support bold climate and justice action.

“In addition to looking at voting records, New Jersey LCV considers a legislator to be a champion if they sponsor and fight for critical environmental legislation, support the confirmation of pro-environment nominees to key boards and commissions, and push back against unnecessary fossil fuel projects,” added Potosnak. “The days of passive support are over. Severe weather events like Henri and Ida have shown us that prioritizing environmental issues are no longer just a nice thing to do, but have become a matter of life or death. We need all our elected leaders involved in the fight to preserve our beautiful state for our children and grandchildren.”

A full list of New Jersey LCV state and local endorsements for the Nov. 2 elections can be found here.

New Jersey LCV is a nonpartisan organization whose mission is to elect environmental champions, and it is the only New Jersey environmental group with a Political Action Committee (PAC) and Super PAC. 

Paid for by New Jersey LCV Political Action Committee, PO Box 1237, Trenton, NJ 08607