Montpelier, VT — Today, Vermont Conservation Voters (VCV) announced its endorsement of Charity Clark for Vermont’s next Attorney General.

Charity Clark is a lawyer and mother who grew up in Southern Vermont in a family of small-town grocers. Clark has worked for nearly ten years in the Attorney General’s office, playing a valuable role in helping shape and support important environmental policies — including the Global Warming Solutions Act and a ban on toxic PFAS chemicals from consumer products. She has been willing to take on the fossil fuel industry, chemical industry, and other entities that have harmed Vermonters’ health and environment. As Chief of Staff, she knows firsthand how the Attorney General’s Office can effectively work to advance environmental and social priorities that benefit Vermont’s most affected communities.

Through its endorsements, VCV aims to educate voters across the state on candidates whose values and actions align with our vision for Vermont to advance and defend policies that protect the environment and promote health, while advancing social, racial, and economic justice, and strengthening our democracy. 

“As we watch federal courts strip away rights and undermine the ability of the federal government to address pressing challenges like climate change, we need an Attorney General who will fight for Vermont’s values, and ensure Vermont is a leader on climate change, protecting people from toxic chemicals, advancing women’s rights, and much more,” said Lauren Hierl, Executive Director of Vermont Conservation Voters. “As Attorney General, we are confident that Charity Clark will use creative solutions to address climate change and guide Vermont through the urgent environmental challenges facing our state and nation.”

Charity Clark added, “Thank you to Vermont Conservation Voters for your support. I am honored to receive this recognition of our shared values. As Attorney General, I will protect our environment with the boldness and ingenuity needed at this precarious moment in history. There is no time to waste. Thank you to VCV for seeing in me this kind of needed leadership.”

For its endorsement process, VCV invites all statewide candidates to participate in an interview process. In addition to holding interviews, staff gathers information about each candidate interested in our endorsement’s environmental voting record and demonstrated leadership if they previously served in office, as well as examples from their career and work they’ve done in their communities that aligns with our mission. The VCV Board of Directors votes on all endorsements. For our list of endorsements, visit will be continually updated as we roll out a full slate of 2022 endorsements in the coming months.