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Green Group Contributions to the Congressional Black Caucus?

League of Conservation Voters (LCV) Scores & Giving for 2004, 2003 & 2002

Sierra Club Giving 2004 & 2002

 

CBC Member

%

Vote

2004

Sierra Club

Giving

2004

Sierra Club

Giving

2002

FOE/ALC*

Giving

2004

LLCV

Giving

2004

LCV

Giving

2002

LCV

Score

2004

LCV

Score

2003

LCV

Score

2002

                     

1

Frank Ballance (1 NC)

G.K. Butterfield (1-NC)

Eva Clayton (1-NC)

63

$0

$1,050

$0

$0

$0

$0 $0

$0

100

n/a

85

n/a

New

82

2

Sanford Bishop (2 GA) 67 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 36 35 45

3

Corrine Brown (3-FL) U $10 $1,050 $0 $0 $0 100 90 73

4

Julia Carson (7 IN) 54 $30 $6,050 $0 $0 $2,820 64 95 91

5

Donna M. Christensen (US VI) 76 $0 $0

$0

$0 $0 0 NV NV

6

William Lacy Clay (1 MO) 75 $10 $550

$0

$0 $0 100 85 82

7

James E. Clyburn (6 SC) 67 $1,000 $0 $0 $0 $0 100 85 68

8

John Conyers (14 MI) 84 $10 $50 $0 $0 $0 82 80 81

9

Elijah Cummings (7 MD) 74 $1,010 $550 $0 $1,000 $500 91 90 91

10

Artur Davis (7 AL) 75 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 64 60 New

11

Danny K. Davis (7 IL)

86

$10 $50 $0 $0 $0 100 100 91

12

Chaka Fattah (2 PA) 88 $10 $50 $0 $0 $0 100 80 86

13

Harold Ford, Jr. (9 TN) 82 $0 $550 $0 $0 $0 91 90 73

14

Alcee L. Hastings (23 FL) U $10 $50 $0 $0 $0 36 90 73
  Earl Hilliard (7 AL) n/a n/a $0 n/a n/a $0 n/a n/a 64

15

Jesse Jackson, Jr. (2 IL) 88 $10 $1,000 $500 $0 $0 100 100 100

16

Sheila Jackson Lee (15 TX) 89 $1,010 $550 $0 $0 $0 82 85 68

17

William Jefferson (2 LA) 79 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 91 45 55

18

Eddie Bernice Johnson (30 TX) 93 $10 $0 $0 $500 $0 100 90 73

19

Carolyn Cheeks Kilpatrick (15 MI) 78 $10 $0 $0 $0 $0 91 80 82

20

Barbara Lee (9 CA) 84 $510 $700 $0 $0 $0 100 95 100

21

John Lewis (5 GA) U $10 $50 $0 $0 $500 100 100 77

22

Cynthia McKinney 64 $550 $550 $500 $1,000 $500 New n/a 95
  Denise Majette (4 GA) n/a n/a $0 $0 n/a $500 100 80 New

23

Kendrick Meek (17 FL) U $0 $50 $0 $0 $0 100 85 New

24

Gregory W. Meeks (6 NY) U $10 $0 $0 $0 $0 91 90 86

25

Juanita Millender-McDonald (37 CA) 75 $10 $550 $0 $500 $0 73 65 95

26

Eleanor Holms-Norton (DC) 92 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 NV NV NV

27

Major R. Owens (11 NY) 94 $510 $50 $0 $500 $0 100 100 95

28

Donald M. Payne (10 NJ) 97 $1,010 $50 $0 $0 $0 100 90 95

29

Charles Rangel (15 NY) 89 $10 $550 $0 $0 $500 91 90 95

30

Bobby L. Rush (1 IL) 85 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 91 85 64

31

David Scott (13 GA) U $10 $50 $0 $0 $0 64 50 New

32

Robert Scott (3 VA) 69 $0 $50 $0 $0 $0 100 95 68

33

Bennie B. Thompson (2 MS) 58 $2,510 $0 $0 $0 $0 91 65 64

34

Edolphus Towns (10 NY) 91 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 82 65 77

35

Stephanie Tubbs Jones (11 OH) U $10 $550 $0 $0 $500 82 95 100

36

Maxine Waters (35 CA) 80 $10 $1,050 $0 $0 $500 91 95 100

37

Diane E. Watson (32 CA) 89 $10 $550 $0 $0 $0 82 90 95

38

Melvin Watt (12 NC) Chairman 67 $10 $550 $0 $0 $0 100 100 77

39

Albert Wynn (4 MD) 75 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 82 90 86
                     
  New House Members 2004                  
                     

40

Al Green (TX) 55 ?   $0 ?   New    

41

Emanuel Cleaver ((MO) 72 $0   $0 $0   New    

42

Gwendolynne Moore (4 WI) 70 $10   $0 $0   New    
                     
  TOTAL     $16,900 $1,000 $3,500 $6,320      
  New Senate Member 2004                  
                     
43 Barack Obama 70 $8,020 n/a $00 $3,941   New    
  \TOTAL   $13,815     $7,441      
  Average   $321 $423 $23 $173 $158 87  79  77
      Sierra Club

2004

Sierra Club

2002

FOE/ALC

2004

LCV

2004

LCV

2002

LCV

2004

LCV

2003

LCV

2002

U = Unopposed

LCV = League of Conservation Voters

FOE = Friends of the Earth

ALC* = American Lands Campaign

Sources: Open Secrets, FEC, LCV

If the traditional environmental movement does not share its $6 billion annual budget with the Black community or the Congressional Black Caucus, does not hire Black professionals and promotes numerous policies that are contrary to the best interests of the Black community, while some Republican environmental and energy programs benefit the Black community by guaranteeing abundant supplies and low prices while still providing reasonable environmental protection, then why is the CBC providing a 79% favorable voting record to the traditional environmental movement?

Of course, Republicans are not rushing to include us in America's bounty and Blacks are not pursuing energy or environmental independence. Blacks do not control any aspect of energy supply and have little control over establishing energy policy. Blacks do not own the oil, gas, coal, electricity infrastructure, gas pipelines, electricity transmission lines, refineries, tankers, oil fields, offshore drilling platforms, power plants, or oil, gas and utility companies that distribute energy in the United States. Blacks, who make up 13% of the American population, also do not exert influence from the demand side of energy use. We do not own, distribute nor use energy to our advantage. Blacks must utilize energy and environmental policy to become owners and suppliers of energy and directors of our own environmental destiny.