Green Group Contributions to the Congressional Black Caucus?

League of Conservation Voters (LCV) Scores & Giving for 2004, 2003 & 2002Sierra Club Giving 2004 & 2002 CBC Member%Vote2004Sierra ClubGiving2004Sierra ClubGiving2002FOE/ALC*Giving2004LLCVGiving2004LCVGiving2002LCVScore2004LCVScore2003LCVScore2002 1Frank Ballance (1 NC)G.K. Butterfield (1-NC)Eva Clayton (1-NC)63$0$1,050$0$0$0$0 $0 $0100n/a85 n/aNew 822Sanford Bishop (2 GA) 67 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 36 35 453Corrine Brown (3-FL) U $10 $1,050 $0 $0 $0 100 90 734Julia Carson (7 IN) 54 $30 $6,050 $0 $0 $2,820 64 95 915Donna M. Christensen (US VI) 76 $0 $0 $0$0 $0 0 NV NV6William Lacy Clay (1 MO) 75 $10 $550 $0$0 $0 100 85 827James E. Clyburn (6 SC) 67 $1,000 $0 $0 $0 $0 100 85 688John Conyers (14 MI) 84 $10 $50 $0 $0 $0 82 80 819Elijah Cummings (7 MD) 74 $1,010 $550 $0 $1,000 $500 91 90 9110Artur Davis (7 AL) 75 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 64 60 New11Danny K. Davis (7 IL) 86$10 $50 $0 $0 $0 100 100 9112Chaka Fattah (2 PA) 88 $10 $50 $0 $0 $0 100 80 8613Harold Ford, Jr. (9 TN) 82 $0 $550 $0 $0 $0 91 90 7314Alcee 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 6415Jesse Jackson, Jr. (2 IL) 88 $10 $1,000 $500 $0 $0 100 100 10016Sheila Jackson Lee (15 TX) 89 $1,010 $550 $0 $0 $0 82 85 6817William Jefferson (2 LA) 79 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 91 45 5518Eddie Bernice Johnson (30 TX) 93 $10 $0 $0 $500 $0 100 90 7319Carolyn Cheeks Kilpatrick (15 MI) 78 $10 $0 $0 $0 $0 91 80 8220Barbara Lee (9 CA) 84 $510 $700 $0 $0 $0 100 95 10021John Lewis (5 GA) U $10 $50 $0 $0 $500 100 100 7722Cynthia 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 New23Kendrick Meek (17 FL) U $0 $50 $0 $0 $0 100 85 New24Gregory W. Meeks (6 NY) U $10 $0 $0 $0 $0 91 90 8625Juanita Millender-McDonald (37 CA) 75 $10 $550 $0 $500 $0 73 65 9526Eleanor Holms-Norton (DC) 92 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 NV NV NV27Major R. Owens (11 NY) 94 $510 $50 $0 $500 $0 100 100 9528Donald M. Payne (10 NJ) 97 $1,010 $50 $0 $0 $0 100 90 9529Charles Rangel (15 NY) 89 $10 $550 $0 $0 $500 91 90 9530Bobby L. Rush (1 IL) 85 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 91 85 6431David Scott (13 GA) U $10 $50 $0 $0 $0 64 50 New32Robert Scott (3 VA) 69 $0 $50 $0 $0 $0 100 95 6833Bennie B. Thompson (2 MS) 58 $2,510 $0 $0 $0 $0 91 65 6434Edolphus Towns (10 NY) 91 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 82 65 7735Stephanie Tubbs Jones (11 OH) U $10 $550 $0 $0 $500 82 95 10036Maxine Waters (35 CA) 80 $10 $1,050 $0 $0 $500 91 95 10037Diane E. Watson (32 CA) 89 $10 $550 $0 $0 $0 82 90 9538Melvin Watt (12 NC) Chairman 67 $10 $550 $0 $0 $0 100 100 7739Albert Wynn (4 MD) 75 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 82 90 86 New House Members 2004 40Al Green (TX) 55 ? $0 ? New 41Emanuel Cleaver ((MO) 72 $0 $0 $0 New 42Gwendolynne 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 Club2004Sierra Club2002FOE/ALC2004LCV2004LCV2002LCV2004LCV2003LCV2002U = UnopposedLCV = League of Conservation VotersFOE = Friends of the EarthALC* = American Lands CampaignSources: Open Secrets, FEC, LCVIf 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.House Committee on Resources Response to 2003 LCV Scorecard Sources: www.opensecrets.org, LCV, FEC